Doctors diagnose over 3 million cases of post-concussion syndrome per year. Post-concussion syndrome (also called PCS) occurs after a concussion or head injury. PCS symptoms can last for some time after the initial head injury.
Causes of concussions include:
- motor vehicle accident
- sports and recreation
- active soldier in combat
- defective products
- pedestrian accidents
- victim of physical abuse
- workplace accidents
Concussions can range from mild to severe. If untreated, post-concussion syndrome can be deadly.
What is Post-concussion Syndrome?
Post-concussion syndrome occurs after the initial head injury. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs after there is a blow to the head. PCS is a medical problem, showing symptoms for a time after a head injury. Symptoms occur for weeks, or even months, after a head injury.
Symptoms of PCS
The warning signs of a brain injury are the same as PCS. There are many symptoms of PCS to look out for, such as:
- ringing in the ears
- loss of consciousness lasting longer than 30 seconds
- changes in mood/behavior
- slurred speech
- change in mental function/physical coordination
- and more
If You Think You Have Post-Concussion Syndrome
It is vital to consult a doctor if you believe you have PCS. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you can use your PIP to cover medical expenses.
What You Can Expect
Diagnosis is typically based on the head injury and symptoms. A physical exam and additional tests might help rule out other causes of the symptoms. If you have PCS, you can expect several things. First, you may need emergency medical intervention including hospitalization and surgery. You might receive medication or see a specialist for treatment. Some people may have lifelong medical issues.
Post-Concussion Syndrome Treatment
Therapy and rehabilitation may be necessary to fully heal. Lifelong PCS may require ongoing daily help with things such as bathing, eating, and dressing.
When It Becomes a Legal Issue
If you suffered a blow to the head due to the negligence of another, you may have a legal case. If your symptoms persist longer than a few weeks, it is time to consult with an injury lawyer.
Compensation For Post-Concussion Syndrome
Your quality of life may diminish after enduring PCS. If someone else’s negligence injures you, there may be money available to pay for ongoing care. Here are several things you can claim compensation for:
- loss of employment
- future potential income loss
- death of loved companion/dependent
- loss of quality of life
Determining liability and negligence is the next step in building your legal claim. Talk to an injury lawyer about your rights. Your medical records and doctor testimonies can help prove you deserve compensation. An injury lawyer will ensure you get the maximum amount available.
You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Hiring a reputable personal injury attorney will help you get the money you deserve. Kane & Silverman is your trusted personal injury law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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If you or a loved one have PCS as the direct result of someone’s negligence, talk to an attorney today. The attorneys of Kane & Silverman can help with your brain injury claim. Kane & Silverman provides free consultations over the phone. Contact us today and get a free consultation with an injury lawyer.