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Concussions And Head Injuries

Almost everyone experiences a concussion at some point in their life. They happen when playing sports, in accidents and when objects fall. There are even times when the concussion may be a part of a larger injury.

A person can experience a fractured skull or a traumatic brain injury. But no matter the severity, a concussion does something to your quality of life, even if for a short while. What doesn’t change is the medical expenses that come with the treatment a concussion requires or from the complications that may develop from a concussion. If your concussion was due to someone’s else’s careless actions or negligent inaction, Meshbesher Law Firm can help.

Symptoms Of Concussions

What many people do not realize is that a concussion is an actual brain injury. That is why it has been suggested for years to not fall asleep for an hour or so after a concussion to monitor the pupils. Dilation of the pupils can suggest that something is wrong. Furthermore, not falling asleep also ensures that any swelling that may occur won’t cause further complications during sleep. It is important to seek medical attention soon after a concussion occurred to avoid complications.

If you or a loved one sustained a bump or blow to the head, be on alert for the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Disorientation
  • Memory loss
  • Tinnitus

Complications

Most people do not lose consciousness after suffering a concussion and the effects are temporary in most cases. There are some cases, however, when long-term complications develop.

A person can develop post-concussion syndrome, which is when the symptoms stay around much longer than what they should. This means long-term memory loss and even psychological issues can develop. There is also the fact a person who has had one concussion has a higher chance of suffering another one.

Contact Us Today

If you have experienced a concussion in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you should not have to pay the financial consequences after paying the physical and emotional consequences.

We understand the pain and the suffering, and we do not want you to suffer more than you have. To learn more about how we can help, call our Minneapolis office at 612-349-5215 or send us an email to arrange a free consultation. We serve clients statewide.