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.
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.
A concussion is a head injury that alters the way the brain functions. Loss of consciousness may or may not result from a concussion or TBI. The symptoms associated with a concussion are known as post-concussion syndrome. These have been categorized as physical, psychological/behavioral, and cognitive symptoms.
- Vision problems (including light sensitivity and double-vision)
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Sleep apnea
- Altered personality
- Increased anger
- Varying mood shifts
- Antisocial behavior
- Lack of emotion
- Short- and long-term memory loss
- Attention deficits
- Impaired judgment
- Linguistic difficulties
- Problem-solving difficulties