Georgia Brain Injury Lawyer Warns of Undiagnosed Concussion DangersConcussions are often called mild brain injuries. Do not let the term "mild" fool you. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs when there is a sudden blow to the head, and the effects of a concussion can be serious when the concussion is not properly identified and treated.
The identification of a potential concussion begins with people who are near the injured person at the time of the accident and continues with doctors when treatment is sought. Anytime there is a blow to the head such as in youth sports, car accidents or elderly falls, a concussion may be possible and an injured person should be brought to a doctor quickly for a diagnosis. The failure to identify a possible concussion by a caretaker or the failure to diagnose a concussion by a doctor is serious and should warrant a call to a Georgia brain injury lawyer.
Potential Consequences of Undiagnosed Concussion
It is important to give the brain time to rest and heal after a concussion. Failure to do so may result in a worsening of symptoms, including painful headaches. However, perhaps the biggest potential consequence of an undiagnosed concussion is that the injured person will be put in a situation where another concussion may occur. For example, a high school football player may be allowed to play in the next game. When a subsequent concussion occurs brain swelling, permanent brain damage or death can occur.
When to Call a Georgia Brain Injury Lawyer
If you, or your child, have had a brain injury misdiagnosed and suffered physical harm as a result, then it is important to call an experienced Atlanta brain injury attorney to discuss your rights and potential recovery.
The Georgia brain injury attorneys of The Dover Law Firm can be reached at 1.770.518.1133 or via our online contact form for more information.