WHAT THEY ARE, HOW THEY HAPPEN, & HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
By their very nature, concussions are significant injuries. Experts stress that there is no such thing as a minor concussion and that a loss of consciousness is not required for there to be a critical problem.
Concussions typically come in three grades.
Common emotional symptoms include:
Common physical symptoms include:
Common cognitive symptoms include problems with:
The brain is a complicated organ, controlling the body’s functions and performing an incredible number of tasks. It is hardwired to protect itself from injury, so oftentimes concussion symptoms might not be noticed for several days or weeks, if it all. Because each person’s brain is unique, no two concussions are the same.
It’s important to recognize that, for many players, it can be hard to admit they are injured and be pulled from the game. Young athletes especially may hide or downplay their symptoms because, among other reasons, they:
Given the severity of the possible consequences, the American Academy of Neurology recommends that any athlete suspected of having experienced a concussion should be removed from play immediately, and the process of returning should be gradual. Far too many players feel the pressure to return prematurely instead of allowing themselves the time necessary for a full recovery.
Common sense tips for reducing fall risk include these:
LEGAL OPTIONS & ASSISTANCE
As a personal injury firm, we have helped many clients suffering from brain injuries seek financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you or someone you love suffered a concussion, you want a Kentucky brain injury lawyer that will be an advocate for you. Protect your rights by calling the Johnson Law Firm at 606-433-0682 or by filling out our consultation form for a free assessment of your case.