For many years, the serious consequences of a mild traumatic brain injury, post concussion syndrome injury,has been overlooked, ignored and largely disrespected by the medical community.
Only recently, the medical community has come to its senses and begun to recognize that post-concussion injury is a serious consideration in sports, including football injuries, hockey injuries, wrestling injuries, and other sporting injuries. However, the consequences of concussion injuries remains overlooked and underappreciated by the majority of the medical community.
The Schmidt law firm has been at the forefront of bringing justice to the victims of closed head injuries, concussion injuries, and mild traumatic brain injuries resulting from car accidents as well as other areas of personal injury. Respected medical articles recognize that the victims of car accident injuries are not properly screened in emergency medicine and urgent care, medicine in nearly 50% of the cases.
The staff of the Schmidt law firm routinely screens it’s the new clients who have been involved in a car accident injuries for the signs and symptoms of postconcussion syndrome. These symptoms include headache, blurred and double vision, mental disorientation, reduced cognitive function (poor memory, concentration, and comprehension), increased irritability (to light, sound, and commotion), dizziness and balance problems, and difficulty sleeping. Douglas E Schmidt, the senior trial lawyer at the Schmidt law firm notes that “Our initial screening shows that nearly 50% of our new clients who have been in a significant car accident have a clear-cut case of post concussion syndrome that has been completely overlooked by the medical providers. It is our job, as personal injury lawyers, to get our clients to medical providers who are astute with regard to the signs and symptoms of a mild dramatic brain injury or concussion.”
It is well recognized that you don’t have to
have a total loss of consciousness to have
a concussion!!! It is well recognized that
you can suffer a serious concussion without
your head striking anything!!! The forces
of trauma involved in a severe whiplash
injury are sufficient to cause the brain to be
slammed into the hard surface of the interior
of the skull in what is medically termed a
“coup-contracoup” injury to the brain.
The long term consequences of a concussion injury should not be ignored. It is well documented in the medical literature that any concussion places the victim at increased risk for more serious consequences with a lesser amount of trauma in regard to a later concussion injury.
Let the Schmidt law firm bring justice to you if you have been the victim of a closed head injury.
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