Head Injuries 2017-09-05T20:51:15+00:00

Head Injuries

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One area of expertise at Goodrich and Associates, PC is helping patients of head injuries. Many times, we meet with accident victims who are not even aware they have a head injury. This unawareness could be from lack of medical attention or not knowing the signs. We are skilled in helping clients assess their condition.

There is a common misconception that you don’t have a brain injury unless you are unconscious or completely incapacitated. Nothing could be further from the truth. A lot of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) can manifest over months and the symptoms can be subtle. On multiple occasions, client’s describe their injuries and symptoms without ever mentioning a TBI, even though there is physical evidence of the injury.

A head injury can severely alter your abilities to work, to understand, or to interact.
Consult with us, so we can seek fair and just compensation for you. For years, we have successfully handled numerous head injury cases. Award amounts range from thousands to millions, results vary per case. Allow our proven experience to educate you and earn you justice.

Concussions

Concussions are the most common type of head injury, but are often the most difficult to diagnose and treat. Symptoms can be overlooked such as lack of concentration, difficulty sleeping, or the feeling your sight is slightly out of focus.

Observed Symptoms
• Appears to be dazed or stunned
• Is confused about tasks
• Moves awkwardly
• Answers questions slowly
• Loses consciousness – even temporarily
• Shows personality changes
• Forgetfulness

*Adapted from ImPACT™  www.impacttest.com

Patient Symptoms
• Headache
• Nausea
• Dizziness
• Fuzzy or double vision
• Sensitivity to light and noise
• Feeling sluggish
• Feeling “foggy”
• Unable to sleep
• Lack of concentration

Concussion Safety Links

Helpful Information on Concussion Safety: Concussions & Brain Injuries
• Concussion and Mild TBI (CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) on concussions and concussion symptoms.
• The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) – national network of many state affiliates and hundreds of local chapters and support groups across the country that provide help brain injury information.
• National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Brain concussion symptoms.

imPACT™  Concussion Management

imPACT is a sophisticated, researched based computer test developed to help clinicians evaluate an athlete’s recovery.
imPACT provides clinicians with invaluable information that can help take the guesswork out of concussion management.
imPACT can help answer questions about the readiness of a player to return to play.  This test helps identify the functional effects of a concussion.
Visit www.impacttest.com to learn more.

 

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