A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that is often caused by a blow to the head. These injuries can also occur when the head violently jerks back and forth, which forces the brain to crash into the skull. Although many people can fully recover from a concussion within a few weeks or months, others experience unpleasant complications as a result of their injuries. Here’s a look at some of the most common complications of concussion injuries:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some people experience seizures as a result of their concussion. The seizures can begin anywhere from a few days to months after the injury. Many people who develop this complication will need to take prescription medication to manage their symptoms.
The symptoms of post-concussion syndrome can vary on a case-by-case basis. Some of the most common symptoms include headaches, anxiety, dizziness, nausea, loss of concentration, and ringing in the ears. Sadly, most people who develop this condition will continue to experience these symptoms for around three months. However, in rare cases, victims can experience the symptoms for over a year.
People who sustain a second concussion while they are still recovering from another concussion could develop second-impact syndrome. This is characterized by the rapid swelling of the brain and increase in pressure within the skull. Unfortunately, this condition can be fatal. Even when it is not fatal, it can cause a great deal of permanent brain damage.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Anyone who has suffered multiple concussions is at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Symptoms of this condition include memory loss, depression, impulsivity, anger, and suicidal thoughts. Even if someone is exhibiting these symptoms, they will probably not be diagnosed with CTE. This is because this condition can only be diagnosed by analyzing the brain tissue, which means it cannot be diagnosed until the victim has died.
Suffering a condition puts you at an increased risk of experiencing cognitive impairment later in life. This means people who have sustained concussions could have trouble retaining new information, making decisions, and concentrating as they get older.
There may not be a way to prevent these complications, but there is a way to recover compensation for them.
If you have sustained a concussion as a result of another person’s negligence, contact Reisch Law Firm at once. Our personal injury attorneys know how this injury will affect your life, which is why we will go the extra mile to recover as much compensation as possible for you. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 303-291-0555 or filling out this online form.