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Mild and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on in Lake County Injury Attorney

Illinois personal injury lawyer, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death,The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has begun to take extra precautionary measures to protect its athletes from concussions, which are a form of brain injury. For those of us that are not college athletes, though, there is no one looking out for us to protect our brains and we are in danger of concussions and brain injury too.

The Brain injury Association of America, defines “mild brain injury” as a brain injury that was caused by a mild initial physical trauma. “The term ‘mild’…does not indicate the severity of the consequences of the injury.”

Mild brain injuries can lead to symptoms that are as severe as those from a severe brain injury. The Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States from the Centers for Disease Control defined mild brain injury as those which are caused “from blunt trauma or acceleration or deceleration forces,” along with any of the below symptoms:

  • Period(s) of transient confusion, disorientation, or impaired consciousness
  • Period(s) of amnesia (dysfunction of memory) close to time of injury
  • Neurological or neuropsychological dysfunctions observed by others including:
    • Seizures very close to time of injury
    • For young children and infants: lethargy, irritability, or vomiting
    • For older children and adults: poor concentration, headaches, fatigue, irritability, or dizziness
    • Period(s) of loss of consciousness under 30 minutes

After suffering from a mild brain injury, it is important to seek medical attention because the internal effects may vary highly among patients. Medical professionals can help to properly diagnose a mild traumatic brain injury and can help to determine the consequences, along with seeking ways to repair the damage that may have been caused.

If you have been in an accident of any kind and you have suffered from a mild brain injury at the fault of someone else, contact a Lake County personal injury attorney. Attorneys at Salvi & Maher L.L.C. will assist you in court for your personal injury.

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