Post-concussion syndrome is complex and life-altering

Written on behalf of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP

Incredible Attorneys Who Actually Care.

Meet the Team →
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

You knew it would take time to recover from your concussion, but you didn’t realize how serious the symptoms would be. Known as post-concussion disorder, the disorder is one with various symptoms that last for weeks to months after an injury that results in a concussion.

Your concussion likely resulted from a blow to the head. This might have caused the brain to impact the skull or sheer in a way that resulted in damage. Even if you didn’t pass out and were aware the entire time, you could still be suffering from post-concussion syndrome now.

What symptoms does post-concussion syndrome cause?

Some common symptoms of this syndrome include headaches and dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, blurry vision, a loss of concentration, poor memory and anxiety. There are others, too, so it’s important to talk to your doctor if you aren’t feeling like yourself.

Why do people suffer from post-concussion disorder?

When you suffer a concussion, the brain’s electrical currents and nerve connections are disrupted. There may be structural damage, in which case the nerves in the brain must reroute themselves to continue making the right connections.

It may be that many of the post-concussive problems are related to anxiety, since the most common symptoms are headaches, sleep problems like insomnia, and dizziness. These are also symptoms suffered by those with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Post-concussion syndrome has the potential to affect your life in the long term. To help you cope with the syndrome, there may be medical treatments and options available to you. That’s why it’s important to hold the person who caused your accident responsible for your injuries. He or she should be the one responsible for covering your medical needs and expenses while you recover, so you can focus only on your health and getting back to the life you love.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

View All Videos

Video Center
01 06

View All Practice Areas

Core Practice Areas

Motor

Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.

Cata-
strophic

& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.

Sexual

Abuse & Molestation

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Sports

injuries

Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.

Brain

& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.

Other

Practice areas

The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

Scroll to Top
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Call ASWLLP Now

(415) 421-7995