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Concussions are brain injuries which result in a temporary loss of normal brain function typically caused by a blow to the head. It is estimated by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH )that more than 1 million mild traumatic brain injuries occur nationwide each year.

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) emphasizes that even mild concussions should not be taken lightly. Neurosurgeons and other brain-injury experts say there is no such thing as a “minor concussion.”

Those who have had a concussion in the past are also at risk of having another one and may find that it takes longer to recover if they have another concussion. Some studies have found that the risk for a second injury is greatest in the 10 days following an initial concussion.

If a loved one has suffered from a CTE brain injury or a preventable head injury, contact a Cincinnati concussion lawyer to discuss who may be liable for medical costs and damages.

Common Causes of Concussions

Concussions can be caused by falls, car crashes, VA claims, or recreational activities like bike riding, skateboarding or skiing.
Sports remain a major risk for the younger population. According to the NIH, more than half of concussions occur in children—often when playing organized athletics.

According to the University of Pittsburgh’s Brain Trauma Research Center, more than 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually in the US.
Concussions are also a significant problem for military veterans. Because service men and women are already under a considerable amount of stress, it can take much longer for their body to recover completely.

NCAA and NFL football players are among individuals with a high proportion of brain injuries like concussions, ALS and Football Head Injuries.

How Concussions Damage the Brain

The skull protects the brain against penetrating trauma, but it cannot absorb all the impact of a violent force. An abrupt blow to the head, can cause the brain to make contact with the inner side of the skull. There is a potential for tearing blood vessels, pulling of nerve fibers and bruising of the brain.
In severe cases, the brain tissue begins to swell.

Brain swelling after a concussion can amplify the severity of the injury. Brain swelling in minor head trauma is more significant in small children than in adults.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

Concussion Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle. Typical symptoms after a concussive brain injury are headache, loss of memory and confusion. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer.

People with concussions often cannot remember what happened immediately before or after the injury. A concussion can affect judgment, reflexes, speech, balance and muscle coordination.

Signs and symptoms of concussion may include:

  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Appearing dazed
  • Fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Vision or eye disturbances, such as pupils that are bigger than normal (dilated pupils) or pupils of unequal sizes
  • Obvious difficulty with mental function or physical coordination

Post Concussion Syndrome

Body-related symptoms, such as headache and dizziness, tend to fade fairly quickly, but thinking-related symptoms, including problems with memory and paying attention can linger. This is called post-concussion syndrome.

Some concussion symptoms may not be noticed for days or months after the injury, or until the person resumes their everyday life. Sometimes, people don’t recognize or are reticent to admit they are having problems.

In most people, post-concussion syndrome symptoms occur within the first 10 days and go away within 3 months, though they can persist for more than a year. The condition commonly impacts a person’s ability to think and remember, properly move around, sleep soundly, and even influences a person’s mood and emotions. According to the CDC, some symptoms that may be delayed after injury include:

  • Concentration and memory complaints
  • Irritability and other personality changes
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Anxiety
  • Psychological adjustment problems and depression
  • Disorders of taste and smell

Second-Impact Syndrome

Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) typically involves somebody suffering post-concussive symptoms following a head injury. SIS can occur with any two events involving head trauma.

A patient who sustains an initial concussion may develop cerebral edema, accounting for loss of consciousness, memory impairment, disorientation and headache. However, when the patient sustains a “second impact,” it may lead to brain herniation, which can be fatal.

Although it is rare, if SIS occurs, young, healthy patients may die within a few minutes. When SIS is not fatal, the long-term effects are similar to those of severe traumatic brain injury which include the following:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Emotional instability
  • Hallucinations

Compensation for Victims & Concussion Lawyer

According to studies, repeated brain injuries, including concussions occurring over a number of weeks to years, can result in neurologic and cognitive deficit.
Experts and your Ohio concussion lawyer agree that all concussions necessitate evaluation by a physician.

A thorough physical exam should be performed with special attention to the neurological exam. If there is suspicion of a serious brain injury, immediate CT scan of the head is needed.

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