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What is Post Concussive Syndrome?

Concussions are one of the most common serious injuries reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 225,000 people are hospitalized for brain injuries each year. The road to a complete physical, mental, and emotional recovery after a serious concussion can be long and daunting.

Sadly, many people suffer prolonged and persistent negative effects due to a medical condition called post-concussive syndrome. Here, our Oakland personal injury lawyers explain what you know about post-concussive syndrome and your options if you suffered a serious head injury in an accident.

Post-Concussive Syndrome: Symptoms Well-Beyond Initial Recovery

Also referred to as persistent post-concussive symptoms, post-concussive syndrome is a negative health outcome that occurs when the effects of a concussion continue after the initial recovery period. As described by the Mayo Clinic, post-concussive syndrome frequently lasts for “weeks or months.” Some of the most common symptoms associated with the post-concussive syndrome include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Concentration problems
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty functioning on the job
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems

Post-concussion syndrome can occur in a wide range of different accidents, from motor vehicle collisions to slips and falls. To be clear, a person does not need to lose consciousness to suffer post-concussion syndrome. Further, the severity of the concussion itself is not always perfectly predictive of the severity of a post-concussion syndrome.

An Injury Settlement Should Compensate Future Medical Care Ongoing Pain and Suffering

Did you sustain a concussion due to the negligence (recklessness or carelessness) of another party? If so, California law guarantees you the right to seek financial compensation for the complete extent of your damages. At Bracamontes & Vlasak, our California brain injury lawyers help injured victims seek financial compensation for the full extent of their damages, including:

  • Emergency medical bills;
  • Other health care costs;
  • Physical therapy
  • Mental health support
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning power
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress
  • Long-term disability or impairment

One of the challenges of dealing with a concussion is that many people suffer from post-concussive syndrome. You could be experiencing adverse effects for weeks, months, or even longer after an accident. It is imperative that any personal injury settlement or personal injury verdict adequately compensate you for your long-term damages, including future medical needs and ongoing pain, suffering, and mental distress.

Get Help From Our California Brain Injury Attorney for Immediate Legal Help

At Bracamontes & Vlasak, our talented California personal injury lawyers have the skills and experience to handle brain injury claims. We are devoted to holding insurers liable and maximizing the financial recovery of our clients. If you have any questions about post-concussive syndrome, we are here to help.

Give us a phone call now at 415-835-6777 to set up a free review of your personal injury case. There is a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim for compensation in California, so starting sooner than later is recommended. We represent injured victims in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and throughout the Bay Area.