During these unprecedented times, Clark, Perdue, & List Co, LPA is here to fully support your needs in a timely and safe manner. COVID-19 should not affect your ability to investigate a personal injury case. We currently remain open and are still accepting new cases. With your safety top of mind, we are scheduling all meetings via telephone or video conference at this time.

Brain Injury FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Injury Cases

What’s the difference between a concussion and a traumatic brain injury?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. Some concussions are mild, and the symptoms resolve in a few days with no permanent injury. Sometimes symptoms do not resolve and eventually become chronic or permanent. This is referred to as a permanent mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Why do some concussions resolve in a few days while others have symptoms that linger and eventually become permanent?

Each person’s brain is different. The same amount of force (or trauma) can produce different types of brain trauma to different persons.

What is a "mild traumatic brain injury?"

There is no simple answer to this question. However, the Brain Injury Association of American defines mild traumatic brain injury as an injury to the head as a result of trauma (forceful impact) with one or more of the following:

  • confusion, disorientation, impaired consciousness;
  • memory dysfunction;
  • seizures;
  • vomiting, headache, dizziness, irritability, fatigue, change in personally, poor concentration

The term “mild” can be misleading, because it’s relative–think “mild” as opposed to “severe,” which would include coma.

What if I am having symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury but no one ever diagnosed it?

There are several explanations, if in fact you have a mild TBI. If you had other injuries, such as broken bones, and were hospitalized, your medication might have masked the symptoms of TBI. Or you physicians may have been focusing on your more serious injuries to the exclusion of your relatively lesser TBI symptoms.

What kind of physician should I see if I believe I may have a mild TBI?

Our experience is that physicians certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) are frequently the most attuned to mild TBI and able to make a TBI diagnosis where appropriate. They also have the expertise to treat TBI survivors. If a physician suspects mild TBI, that physician may refer you to a neuropsychologist for testing. Neuropsychologists are trained to administer tests to diagnose mild TBI.

Where can I obtain support and guidance if I have a traumatic brain injury?

We suggest that you seek help of The Brain Injury Association of Ohio (BIAOH). Visit them at: http://www.biaoh.org. They offer support groups and links to main valuable services.

How can you help me if I have suffered a TBI, or if I believe I might have suffered a TBI?

We have represented many TBI survivors and their families. We understand what they are going through. We can make sure that you best team of medical professionals to diagnose and treat your condition. We can connect you with supportive resources. And we have extensive experience litigating TBI cases and obtaining favorable settlement and verdicts.

Contact Our Skilled Columbus Personal Injury Lawyers

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact us today for a free consultation. We can help with your personal injury claim, but only if you call us. Time is of the essence.

RECENT BLOG POSTS FOR PERSONAL INJURY

Understanding the Personal Injury Lawsuit Process

Personal injury lawsuits are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm or injury due to the negligence or intentional action of another party. These types of cases can be complex and overwhelming, especially for those who have never been involved in a...

read more

How to Claim Personal Injury Following an Accident

Personal injury accidents can happen to anyone at any time and place. They can be caused by various factors such as car crashes, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents. These incidents can result in serious physical injuries, emotional trauma,...

read more

The Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries

Regardless of the industry, workplace injuries are a significant concern for employees. Understanding the most common types of workplace injuries can help workers take proactive measures to prevent them. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) RSIs occur when repetitive...

read more

Toy Safety News: Injuries on the Rise

Toys help children learn, develop, and explore their surroundings. While most toys are safe, some toys can lead to injuries. These injuries can be the result of a flaw in the product design but can also happen when the toy is used in a way that does not follow the...

read more

When to Seek Legal Help for a Traumatic Injury

A traumatic injury can change your life in an instant. You may find yourself unable to work, facing mounting medical bills and no way to cover your living expenses. If you suffered an injury due to the actions of another person or party, you could be entitled to...

read more