Clayton County Brain Injuries: Post-Concussion Syndrome

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.

Physical symptoms

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Vision problems (including light sensitivity and double-vision)
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Nausea
  • Sleep apnea

Psychological/behavioral symptoms

  • Altered personality
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Aggressiveness
  • Increased anger
  • Varying mood shifts
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Impulsiveness
  • Lack of emotion

Cognitive symptoms

  • Short- and long-term memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Attention deficits
  • Impaired judgment
  • Linguistic difficulties
  • Problem-solving difficulties

Shane Smith Law will aggressively pursue a brain injury case to get fair compensation for the victim. Call Clayton County brain injury lawyer Shane Smith at (980) 246-2656 today.

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