Concussions are the result of trauma to the brain, whether from a slip-and-fall, bumping one’s head or being hit in the head by another object. Concussions need to be assessed and treated immediately by medical staff or they may result in death, as most people remember from well-known fatal concussion cases, like actress Natasha Richardson who neglected to receive a medical examination after a skiing accident and later passed away from an undiagnosed epidural hematoma (bleeding in the skull). Children who suffer sports injuries may have a concussion or someone who slips and falls on unmopped floors in a supermarket may experience a concussion.
Since they can cause death fairly soon after an accident if they are not diagnosed right away, what are the signs of a concussion?
- Vomiting and nausea
- Feeling irritable
- Blurred vision
- Inability to concentrate
Types of Concussions
There are two types of concussions: simple and complex. Simple concussions usually resolve in about a week. Anyone suffering a complex concussion will continue to experience symptoms for longer than a week. If someone has a seizure or loses consciousness for a minute or longer when the brain trauma occurred, they are more likely to develop a complex concussion.
Raleigh Injury Lawyers
Brain trauma can lead to long-term disabilities, resulting in lost wages, home healthcare costs and high medical bills. Raleigh injury lawyers at Brent Adams & Associates help clients who have experienced brain injuries. Our accident lawyers also represent cases for families who lost a loved one due to brain trauma that resulted because of another party’s negligence. Contact Raleigh injury lawyers at 877-BRENT-ADAMS to schedule a confidential and free consultation.