Must Know Signs of a Concussion: Simple Bump on the Head or Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Chances are you’ve experienced what most would call a “bump on the head.” Afterward, you probably laughed, rubbed your head, and brushed it off, carrying on with your daily activities as if nothing had happened.

I’m sure you told everyone you were fine and didn’t even consider seeking medical treatment. However, chances are it wasn’t just a “bump on the head,” it may have been a concussion, one of the most discounted types of head injury.

Concussions are a mild form of traumatic brain injury described as a jarring injury of the brain resulting in a disturbance of cerebral function.

Very often concussion symptoms aren’t immediately apparent, and because of that, concussion victims usually don’t get the medical attention they need. Failing to treat a traumatic brain injury can cause permanent consequences.

So, how can you be sure that your “bump on the head” is just a “bump on the head,” and not something more serious? If you or someone you love received a blow to the head, no matter the level of severity, it is important to look for the following concussion symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty with Balancing
  • Lack of Motor Coordination
  • Amnesia
  • Slurred Speech
  • Confusion

If you or your loved one experiences even one of these symptoms, go to the hospital. Untreated traumatic brain injury can lead to permanent brain damage and even sudden death. As the old saying goes, “It’s better to be safe than sorry.”

If you experienced a concussion as the result of someone’s negligence, you have to call me immediately at 1 (877) 944-4373 to discuss your injury. If your traumatic brain injury could have been prevented, I will help you get the answers you deserve.

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Author: Tim Misny | For over 34 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by ema

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Must Know Signs of a Concussion: Simple Bump on the Head or Traumatic Brain Injury?
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Every year thousands of men, women and children suffer head injuries. Often, hat appears to be no cause for concern ends up becoming a very serious emergency. I've addressed some of the symptoms you should be aware of that may indicate something more than a simple head bump. If you or a family member suffered a head injury as the result of someone else's mistake, it is imperative to contact an experienced injury lawyer.
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