Q What is post-concussion syndrome?
Although a mild traumatic brain injury, a concusssion is a brain injury. Accident victims who experience a brain injury may develop post-concussion syndrome. Signs of concussions include blurred vision, nausea, and memory impairments. These usually go away in about a week. However, if they continue for longer than ten days, the victim typically has post-concussion syndrome.
When someone develops post-concussion syndrome they need the care of a neurologist, and potentially a psychologist, who will develop a rehabilitation plan. Normal exercise should not be attempted without the direction of a doctor. This condition may require long-term care, which means your doctors need to know that it relates to your accident. You also need to inform your injury lawyer so that negotiations for your injury settlement will reflect compensation to cover these added medical and care expenses.