A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow, a sudden jolt, shaking, or spinning to the head. Although many doctors classify them as “mild brain injuries,” concussions – especially repeated ones – can have serious consequences. In some cases, concussions can cause a blood clot or permanent brain impairment, including trouble thinking, sleeping, and keeping balance.
Signs and symptoms of concussions include:
- Balance problems
- Easily upset or angered
- Excess sleep
- Fuzzy or blurry vision
- Low energy
- More emotional
- Nausea and vomiting
- Not thinking clearly
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Trouble sleeping
- Trouble thinking
- Trouble retaining information
If you have sustained a concussion, it is important to protect yourself from having a second brain injury. Multiple concussions can lead to second impact syndrome, which causes massive swelling of the brain. This could lead to severe brain damage or death. After multiple concussions, it takes less of a blow to cause the injury and requires more time to recover.
If you believe you have suffered from a concussion, seek immediate medical attention. If the concussion is work-related, report the injury to your supervisor and seek legal counsel. Also seek legal advice if the concussion was the result of New Jersey car accident, it would be best to consult a Morristown accident attorney.
The law office of Manfred Ricciardelli represents good, honest people in Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability cases. If you have sustained a concussion in a work accident, car accident, or truck accident, please contact Mr. Ricciardelli, a Warren county accident attorney at 973-285-1100.
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