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  • Symptoms of a Concussion

    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 9-May-2007

    A concussion produces symptoms that are usually temporary but can last for days, weeks or even longer. If you feel that something is not quite right or feeling foggy, it is important for you to consult with your doctor. Symptoms of a concussion include:
    1. Low-grade headaches that will not go away
    2. Having more trouble than usual:
    a) Remembering things
    b) Paying attention or concentrating
    c) Organizing daily tasks
    d) Making decisions and solving problems


    3. Slowness in thinking, acting, speaking, or reading

    4. Getting lost or easily confused

    5. Neck pain

    6. Feeling tired all the time, lack of energy

    7. Change in sleeping pattern:
    a) Sleeping for much longer periods of time than before
    b) Trouble sleeping or insomnia

    8. Loss of balance, feeling light-headed or dizzy

    9. Increased sensitivity to:
    a) Sounds
    b) Lights
    c) Distractions

    10. Blurred vision or eyes that tire easily

    11. Loss of sense of taste or smell

    12. Ringing in the ears

    13. Change in sexual drive

    14. Mood changes:
    a) Feeling sad, anxious, or listless
    b) Becoming easily irritated or angry for little or no reason
    c) Lack of motivation

    In the event that you have sustained a brain injury as a result of an automobile accident, slip and fall or other traumatic event which you believe was as a result of the carelessness of others, contact the Brain Injury Lawyers at Chaikin & Sherman, P.C. for a free consultation. You may be entitled to significant compensation in the event that a third party's carelessness was the cause of your severe brain injury.
    by Ira Sherman, Esq.

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