The symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be devastating, especially when they happen to children. Traumatic Brain Injury, even if it is mild, can lead to other problems, one of which is post-concussion syndrome, also known as persistent post-concussion symptoms (PPCS). Concussion in and of itself is a mild traumatic brain injury which usually occurs if there is a blow or some sort of forceful impact to the head. Concussion can also occur if there is violent shaking of the heady or body. Symptoms related to mild concussion generally only last a few days. However, symptoms related to post-concussive syndrome can linger for weeks, months, or years.
According to one study, there are approximately 39,000 hospitalizations of children up to 14 years of age, as well as 484,000 emergency room visits in the same age group, due to traumatic brain injuries. Persistent post-concussive syndrome due to mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) is especially high among children. Some studies have shown that from 2.3% to 33% of children who have sustained an mTBI will suffer from persistent post-concussive syndrome.
Another study has noted that as many as one in four children who have sustained only a minor head injury will end up suffering from post-concussion syndrome.
Persistent Post Concussive Syndrome explained
Persistent post-concussive syndrome basically occurs when concussion symptoms persist for months or even years after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). In most cases, the concussion symptoms last just a few days, but in other situations, they can manifest for a much longer period of time.
Some common symptoms indicative of post-concussive syndrome can include:
- Brain fog
- Sleep problems
- Memory issues
- Vision problems
It is also important to point out here that only a mild traumatic brain injury can cause children to suffer from post-concussive syndrome. In other words, if your child was in a minor accident, which you thought was relatively harmless, that could be the cause of their suffering from post-concussive syndrome.
If your child sustained a mild traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligent behavior, e.g., in a car accident or in any other manner where someone else was at fault, then the law does offer you recourse. Although no power in this world can reverse the effect of such an injury, the California legal system does try to compensate the victim financially.
However, in order to receive such compensation, you will need to prove that someone else’s negligence caused you an injury that has resulted in your current condition. Accordingly, you will also need to prove your injury and show the validity of your medical condition.
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If your child is suffering from post-concussive syndrome after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, then reach out to the experienced serious injury attorneys of Salamati Law.
Our team of accomplished Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorneys understands the difficult time you and your child are going through, and we will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.