Brain and Traumatic Head Injuries
A traumatic injury to the brain causes disruption of normal brain function. Brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, severe or very severe and can have varying effects on the injured victim. Many brain injury victims will have a full recovery within the first 3 years, however some will never fully recover and will be left with one or more cognitive, emotional or physical deficits. Even mild brain injuries can leave the victim with problems that are often not obvious but may cause problems for the victim in dealing with their family, co-workers and social contacts. Brain injury victims often become withdrawn, isolated and frustrated. They can have less patience and exhibit personality changes and can have reduced memory, concentration and overall brain function. It is not uncommon for brain injury victims to have difficulties returning to previous employment, and if they can return to their prior job, they can have difficulties keeping their job.
The lawyers of Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP have many years of experience representing innocent victims of traumatic brain injury. We have the experience and compassion to help you or your loved one through this very difficult time.
If you have suffered a brain injury or concussion, first and foremost, visit a medical practitioner for a full assessment immediately following your traumatic accident.
Next, contact one of our Edmonton brain and head injury lawyers so you can focus on recovery while we handle the details of obtaining a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries and future side effects.
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Concussions: Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery
Concussions are a serious matter. Falls, including falls during sporting and recreational activities, and injuries resulting from car and motorized vehicle accidents account for roughly two-thirds of Alberta hospital admissions for head injuries.
While symptoms may vary in degree, any trauma to the head can have a significant impact on an individual and their loved ones. Head injuries can present serious problems immediately, or down the line. If left untreated, the damage can be irreversible.
Growing evidence indicates that concussions can have debilitating consequences, including death. As a result, it is important to get swift medical care. Initially, concussion treatment places emphasis on physical rest to assist with the healing process, followed by a gradual return to school or work and activities. It is important to be aware that returning to normal activities too soon after a concussion can result in further symptoms and potentially permanent damage.