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Injury Claims for Concussions and Post-Concussion Syndrome

December 4, 2014 | Michael Barasch

Thanks largely in part to the ongoing concussion issues in the news with the National Football League, concussions and brain injuries have been a major topic of discussion recently, particularly in the realm of personal injury law. Now that more people understand the lasting impacts of head injuries, they are able to take appropriate legal action to obtain the compensation they deserve after suffering such an injury. 

Most concussions lead to simple symptoms like headaches, a lack of concentration, loss of memory, poor balance and coordination and more. While most concussions are mild and will have full recoveries, people who have suffered serious concussions or repeated concussions could experience post-concussion syndrome. 

Post-concussion syndrome is a condition affecting about 10 percent of people who suffer concussions that lasts for an extended period of time after a brain injury. It could last anywhere from weeks to more than a year. The symptoms of this condition are similar to those of individual concussions, but they are persistent and could introduce additional complications like dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, anger or mood changes. People who suffer from post-concussion syndrome often describe their headaches as “tension headaches.” 

There is still a large scientific gray area when it comes to understanding the full psychological impact of post-concussion syndrome, and there have been some high-profile studies and cases in the news in this area in recent years. What is clear is that people who suffer from post-concussion syndrome do have a case to obtain some favorable personal injury settlements if they can prove that their injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. Serious concussions could be the result of a car accident, a construction accident, a large fall or any other type of accident that involves a blow to the head. 

Get the compensation you deserve after suffering a serious concussion. Speak with a New York brain injury attorney from [ln::firm_name] today for more information about your legal options.

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