Suffering from post-concussion syndrome? Here is help at hand!
Michigan brain injury lawyers frequently represent clients who have suffered post-concussion syndrome injuries. A detailed knowledge and understanding of those injuries, their treatment, and their affect on the client is essential to achieving the best possible settlement for the injured client.
Instances are not rare to find people suffering from post-concussion syndrome but what you do not normally find is such hapless people getting the requisite support and help from their brain injury lawyers in terms of settlement of their rightful claims.
How does a post-concussion syndrome injury happen in the first place? It is usually a result of a motorcycle accident or a similar traumatic event. Based on the cause of the injury sustained by the victim, he has every right to claim compensation for financial loses caused by the brain injury, for the ensuing pain and discomfort, physical disability, medical charges and of course for his lost wages, if any.
The after effects of a post-concussion syndrome, also called post-concussive syndrome or PCS does not involve just one or two symptoms but a host of symptoms which last for several weeks, months or even years. You could consider a post-concussion syndrome as the aftermath of a milder version of a distressing brain injury.
Brain concussions leading to brain injuries can affect physical, mental and emotional faculties of the victim. While some of the symptoms appear almost immediately after the event, some may show up after several weeks or months have lapsed. Here are some of these symptoms described in greater detail:
- Physical manifestations of a brain concussion include pain in the head, dizziness combined with feelings of nausea and/or vomiting, loss of sense of balance, tiredness, sleep disorders, sensitivity to light and sound, vision impairment and reduction of sensory perceptions like taste, etc.
- The emotional implications of the brain trauma are manifested by irritability, anxiety, restlessness, depression, emotionless deportment and emotional instability, intolerance to stress or alcohol and aggressive behavioral traits.
- The mental and cognitive symptoms include memory impairment, confusion, and impaired judgment, reduced cognitive processing, concentration problems and reduced working ability, and decreased sociability.
Victims of brain concussion need emergency medical examination to rule out any other life-threatening condition which might have occurred during the accident. Examination should be done using CT scan and MRI on an urgent basis. The cognitive functioning abilities are tested at a later stage.
Victims of post-concussion syndrome, who are coping with existing disabilities, are provided with assistance to return to normal living. Because stress and post-concussion syndrome are two sides of the same coin, repeated assurance is given to the patient that it is perfectly normal for him to have the symptoms and things would return to normal sooner than later.