There are some injuries that are directly related to specific types of accidents. However, concussions can happen in any accident. But when it comes to personal injury claims concussions are common in car accidents and slip and fall accidents. This article will discuss traumatic brain injury – post-concussion syndrome claims.
One medical site describes post-concussion syndrome as a condition that is often linked with a head injury. Such head injury falls under a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury. It is a medical problem that continues for a period of time after the injury has already happened. This period can be range from a few weeks to months. Take note that not everyone who suffered a mild traumatic head injury or concussion will suffer from post-concussion syndrome.
Symptoms linked to post-concussion syndrome are the same as those a person suffers when they have a concussion. However, added to the concussion symptoms a person may have new symptoms they need to deal with. These include:
- Changes in behavior and/or emotions
- Being irritable
- Being sensitive to light and sound
It is said that the headaches experienced feel like migraine headaches. However, they are also characterized as tension headaches. It must be noted that medical experts cannot agree as to why a person may get post-concussion syndrome. Further, medical experts also do not agree if the symptoms experienced are not just issues happening in the body.
In order to receive compensation for suffering from this syndrome, it is important to have evidence. Such evidence can be provided by a medical diagnosis as well as medical records of your symptoms and their frequency. It is advisable to keep a journal documenting your symptoms, as proof. Speak to a personal injury attorney from the Vinson Law Office for legal advice and representation.