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.
Accident victims who show signs of TBI should seek immediate medical evaluation and treatment. Doctors will likely attempt to stabilize the victim as there is little that can reverse initial brain damage. This initial treatment may prevent additional brain injury. The initial concerns for TBI victims are ensuring that the brain receives adequate oxygen, maintenance of sufficient blood flow, and regulating blood pressure.
TBI victims will likely need some rehabilitation that may include physical therapy, speech or language therapy, occupational therapy and social support. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately half of TBI victims require surgery to repair or remove hematomas (ruptured blood vessels) or to remove bruised brain tissue.
Mild TBI symptoms can include:
- 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.