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Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military

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.  

Most TBI claims are concussion-related; such injuries can range from mild to severe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.4 million people sustain a concussion each year. Over 5.3 million people need lifelong or long-term help with daily activities due to TBI.

According to the Department of Defense and the Veterans' Brain Injury Center, over 20 percent of all combat casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan have been from brain injuries. Most military TBI is caused by blasts/explosions, vehicle accidents, and gunshot wounds.

The most common form of military TBI is mild concussion. A mild concussion may not show up on a CAT scan or MRI and may take days or weeks for symptoms to appear.

Mild TBI symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Depression, anger or personality alterations
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Short-term memory loss, forgetfulness and/or attention deficits
  • Impaired sight
  • Impaired judgment
  • Speech and/or communication problems
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing
  • Sleep disorders

The Law Offices of Shane Smith will aggressively pursue a brain injury case to get the victim fair compensation. Call Clayton County brain injury lawyer Shane Smith for a free consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia