What To Expect After A ConcussionHas your Concussion been Diagnosed or Treated?
Bowie and Annapolis concussion lawyer George Patterson has handled dozens of personal injury cases involving concussions. Concussions otherwise known as Traumatic Brain Injuries (“TBI”) are often caused in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. Concussions may be caused by a direct impact, but also by sudden acceleration or deceleration. These are the forces that are seen in motor vehicle accidents. This article is not meant as a substitute for medical or legal advice for cases involving traumatic brain injuries. The article highlights information from a personal injury lawyer that has litigated head injury cases and cross-examined experts that treat and diagnose traumatic brain injuries.
Emergency room doctors are concerned with unstable or life threatening injuries. If you are alert and a CT scan has failed to show a bleed in the brain you will most likely be discharged by the emergency room doctors. Being cleared for discharge does not mean that you did not and are not suffering from a brain injury that is also known as a concussion. Medical care handled by a chiropractor, orthopedic doctor or primary care physician probably is an indication that you are not being fully evaluated and treated for post-concussive symptoms. It is very common to see medical records of people that suffered a concussion with little to no documentation of their post-concussive symptoms contained in their medical records. Insurance companies will not compensate victims of concussions when the injury is not documented. The compensation offered will be based on the documentation.
Bowie concussion lawyer George Patterson has lectured nationally to trial lawyers about the best approaches to pursuing personal injury cases involving concussions or traumatic brain injuries.