What To Do After A Concussion

While the medical field has made many advances in curing diseases and treating ailments, there are so many aspects of the brain that are yet to be understood. Although we all recognize that we rely on this organ to remain alive, retain and create new memories, and respond to stimuli, scientists are still learning how the brain functions and how it responds to injury.
The mysteries that surround the brain make it difficult to calculate the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or establish uniform protocols for rehabilitation. If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion, you know that there are physical, emotional and mental challenges associated with this trauma affecting not only the victim but also your entire family. Since 1954, Fabiano Law Offices has represented the victims of TBIs as they have sought compensation for damage caused by slip-and-fall accidents and motor vehicle accidents in Illinois. Our Rockford lawyers know that lifelong damage can occur after one quick slip on an icy path or sudden collision with another car.

Symptoms Of Concussions

Though there are different grades of severity for concussions, common symptoms exist in each level:

  1. Headache as a result of the quick impact during which the brain bumps against the cranium
  2. A mental fog or disorientation making it difficult for the concussed individual to focus
  3. Dizziness affecting the concussed individual’s ability to walk

Other signs of a concussion may include:

  1. Feeling nauseous or vomiting
  2. Slurring of speech
  3. Becoming excessively emotional
  4. Delaying while responding to questions

As many people who have suffered concussions forget the circumstances leading to the concussion, this amnesia may make it hard to determine the conditions that caused the injury.

Over the long term, a concussion can influence your ability to focus, sleep and regulate emotions. In order to receive compensation for a TBI, it is necessary to document both the event and the medical care sought after the event.

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