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Dangers of Concussions and Other Head Injuries

Concussions may seem like a relatively minor and common injury, but in reality, concussions are a traumatic brain injury that can cause serious medical problems if not properly treated. Concussions can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, as well as a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Concussions are often sustained in car accidents, falls, and sports activities.

Although concussions are not life threatening, they have been linked with a number of lifelong medical problems, including depression, fatigue, sleep problems, and increased risk of stroke. Moreover, a person who suffers one concussion is up to four times more likely to sustain a second concussion, which can place a child at an increased risk for learning difficulties and other neuropsychological difficulties.

In some rare cases, a concussion can result in a dangerous blood clot on the brain, which can crowd the brain against the skull. You should contact your doctor or visit the ER immediately if you or your child experiences any of the following signs and symptoms after suffering a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body:


  • A headache that worsens or persists

  • Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination

  • Repeated vomiting or nausea

  • Slurred speech

  • Drowsiness

  • One pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) is larger than the other pupil

  • Convulsions or seizures

  • Inability to recognize people or places

  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation

  • Loss of consciousness


Concussions and other head injuries can be especially alarming for children. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries for those persons under age 19 rose 60 percent from 2001 to 2009. Even though the number of deaths from brain trauma among those ages 15 to 19 decreased by half from 1999 to 2010, emergency room visits for sports-related injuries for teenagers increased significantly, according to the CDC.

At Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish, our Chicago head injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims of head injuries and their families. If a concussion or other head injury was caused by a car accident, sports injury, defective product, or negligence, we will advocate on your behalf for full and fair financial recovery.

If your child has suffered a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, do not hesitate to contact the Chicago head injury lawyers at Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible personal injury or product liability claim.

 

Steinberg Goodman & Kalish  (www.sgklawyers.com) is dedicated to protecting victims and their families.  We handle medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, auto accidents, professional negligence, birth trauma, and railroad law matters. Contact us at (800) 784-0150 or (312) 782-1386.

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