Post-concussion syndrome, a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by an impact to the head, may not be identified without expert medical attention following an accident. A Clayton County brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Shane Smith can pursue a Georgia personal injury claim.
The Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG) has support groups across the state for survivors, family and friends. Support groups are a safe environment to share feelings and interact with others who are dealing with similar symptoms and problems. Members are TBI survivors, family members, friends and medical professionals. The organizations shares the latest research including therapies and coping mechanisms for TBI victims and their families. According to BIAG, Georgia has an estimated 50,000 suspected TBIs each year. The website contains articles and books available for purchase and a link for soldiers coping with TBI.
In addition to soldiers over 1.7 million civilians are treated annually for brain damage. A patient may suffer from a concussion, memory loss, dizziness and blurry vision.
Headaches and dizziness, the most common post-concussion syndrome symptoms, may not develop for up to 10 days after an automobile accident, slip and fall or jostling accident. The victim's symptoms will often disappear within a few months but it is possible for discomfort or cognitive effects to be felt for over a year. In severe post-concussion syndrome diagnoses a victim had mild to severe headaches, attention deficit problems, behavioral changes and short- and long-term memory loss.
The Law Offices of Shane Smith will aggressively pursue a brain injury case to get fair compensation for the victim. Call Clayton County brain injury lawyer Shane Smith for a free consultation.