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Concussions are a serious symptom of brain injury and should not be taken lightly. If your brain injury was caused by the reckless, negligent or intentional conduct of another, contact Atlanta brain injury attorney James Ponton today to discuss your case. Call 404-418-8507 immediately.

Concussion Symptoms

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those suffering from a concussion may have the following problems:

  • Thinking/Remembering. Those suffering from a concussion may have trouble thinking clearly, suffer from feeling slowed down, have difficulty concentrating, and have difficulty remembering new information.
  • Physical. The physical symptoms of a concussion may include: headache, fuzzy or blurry vision, nausea or vomiting (early on), dizziness, sensitivity to noise or light, balance problems, feeling tired, and having no energy.
  • Emotional/Mood Irritability. A concussion can impact the victim’s emotional stability. Concussion victims may suffer from sadness, become more emotional, and/or have nervousness or anxiety.
  • Those have suffered a head injury and who are sleeping more than usual or sleeping less than usual may have had a concussion. Furthermore, difficulty falling asleep can be attributed to concussions.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms after suffering from a head injury, then a concussion may have occurred. Contact a medical professional immediately. The medical professional may make several recommendations, such as getting plenty of sleep at night and rest during the day. Furthermore, the medical professional may instruct you to avoid activities that are physically demanding or require a lot of concentration.

Remember to ask your medical professional when you can safely drive a car, ride a bike, or operate heavy equipment. You should never drink alcohol after a concussion as alcohol and other drugs may slow your recovery and put you at risk of further injury.

Concussion Stats

In one recent year, a CDC study found that:

  • 2,500,000 emergency department visits were related to serious brain injuries,
  • 282,000 hospitalizations were related to serious brain injuries, and
  • 56,000 people died due to serious brain injuries.

Concussions are often caused by:

  • Car accidents
  • Violent crimes
  • Sports injuries
  • Falls
  • Self-harm

However, a concussion or other brain injury can occur in many ways. For example, a brain injury could be sustained when a surgeon acts negligently or carelessly when performing a surgery on or near the brain.

Seeking Help

According to the on-profit organization BrainLine.org, depending on your symptoms, your age, and the severity of the injury, your medical professionals may request that some testing occur. Some of the most common types of tests include:

  • Neurological test– A basic neurological exam in the emergency room assess motor and sensory skills. These tests are also designed to test the functioning of:
    • one or more cranial nerves,
    • hearing and speech,
    • vision,
    • coordination and balance,
    • mental status, and
    • changes in mood or behavior.
  • CT scan– A CT is an x-ray that provides images of the brain. These types of scans can be used to look for suspected bleeding or swelling.
  • MRI scan– A MRI test provides detailed pictures of the brain using magnetic energy.

Once you have received a proper diagnosis and begun your treatment, it is time to get an experienced personal injury attorney involved. Please contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507.

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