The dangers of pediatric concussions

For decades, most people assumed that concussions were not a dangerous medical condition. In recent years, however, doctors and researchers who study concussions determined that we should take them more seriously.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines in September 2018 regarding concussions: specifically, concussions that occur in children. Two physicians who commented on the issue noted that concussions are a serious medical condition that can result in “persistent physical, neuropsychiatric, and cognitive symptoms” that can negatively affect a child’s life.

Concussions are traumatic brain injuries

It is important to understand that concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries. Like other brain injuries, concussions can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Memory loss
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality and behavioral changes
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches

Because children may have a more difficult time communicating how they feel, parents should be familiar with these signs and symptoms. If your child has fallen, been hit on the head, been in a car accident or otherwise suffered a blow to the body or head, you should get medical attention right away to determine whether your child has a concussion. Early detection of these injuries is critical to the recovery process.

If someone’s negligence caused your child to suffer a concussion or other brain injury, you may also want to speak with a lawyer about compensation for medical expenses and other losses.

The problem is widespread

According to the CDC, over 800,000 children receive medical care for brain injuries in ERs every year. It’s possible that many more children need this type of medical care, but do not get it because parents don’t know the signs. Don’t delay if you think your child could have suffered a concussion or other brain injury.

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