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What You Need to Know About Concussions

A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by a blow or jolt to the head, temporarily disrupting brain function. Every brain injury should be treated seriously, though there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Concussions are as unique as the individuals themselves, affecting them in varying ways and to different degrees. Some symptoms might arise immediately in some, but take days or weeks to emerge in others. However, no matter how well a person might seem in the aftermath of a concussion, it is important to always seek medical attention to ensure no lasting damage is inflicted and to facilitate a full recovery.

The Symptoms

No two concussions are alike, but there are some general symptoms everyone should be aware of, which can range in severity depending on the nature of the injury itself. These symptoms include:

  • Persistent headache or neck pain
  • Trouble with memory, concentrating, or difficulty making decisions
  • Slowness in processing information, thinking, speaking, or reading
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in ears
  • Sensitivity to light or sounds

Although most are able to make a full recovery from concussions, it is still important to have a doctor conduct a proper examination of you to make sure nothing serious is brewing beneath the skull, such as a blood clot. If you experience any of the above symptoms, your bump to the head might be more serious than you think.

Helping Brain Injury Victims Take Action

If you or someone you love sustained a brain injury due to the negligent actions of another, you have a right to hold that individual accountable and pursue compensation for your injury. At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Miami legal team has been representing victims of brain injuries throughout South Florida for over 40 years.

Contact us today at (888) 650-0918 to learn more about how we can help you. We provide free consultations.

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