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Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions can have Lasting Effects

Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe, and concussions are the most common form of mild traumatic brain injury.  Though concussions are considered “mild,” and though many people recover quickly, for some concussion symptoms can last for weeks and have a profound effect on everyday life, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  A Coweta County brain injury attorney can help you if concussion symptoms have negatively impacted your life.

Symptoms of a concussion or other mild traumatic brain injury that can cause difficulty in everyday life include:

  • Difficulty thinking clearly or concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness, nausea, and sensitivity to light or sound
  • Fatigue and unusual sleep patterns
  • Emotional reactions such as irritability, sadness, or anxiety

Many people who suffer from a mild traumatic brain injury, like a concussion, may not even realize the change in their mental or physical health is connected to the injury, and life may become very frustrating.

More severe risks of concussions

Concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries may also occasionally have life-threatening effects, such as blood clots.  There are several signs that a head injury or concussion may have caused a blood clot, and if these signs appear, the injured person must seek medical attention.

  • Physical weakness, numbness, or lack of coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Persistent and repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Unable to be awakened
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Unusual, confused, or agitated behavior
  • Children cannot be consoled or refuse to eat

Even if you do not develop a life-threatening blood clot, concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries can have negative effects on daily life.  A person may appear to be fine on the outside, while dealing with confusion or fatigue, and this can make everyday tasks and returning to work difficult.

If you have suffered from a head injury that caused a concussion or other mild brain injury, contacting a Coweta County brain injury attorney gives you a greater chance of receiving a settlement for the effects of the injury.  Please call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to discuss your case today.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia