Brain injuries in adult patients often can be difficult to identify, diagnose and treat. Cases of brain injury involving children can be even harder to determine. Whether in Virginia or elsewhere in the country, such injuries can permanently disable or even kill a patient. Knowing what to look for in a child can help determine whether treatment for a traumatic brain injury is needed.
Often, in the aftermath of a Virginia accident, it can appear that the victim is physically unharmed. In the past, it might have been presumed that such a person was indeed unaffected by the accident. But, it is now a common practice to examine the individual because the person may have suffered some sort of closed brain injury, which is rarely apparent on the surface. This is a common reaction from whiplash of the neck.
Most Virginia residents may have heard of the term sport's concussion, which is actually a brain injury caused by a blow, bump, or a jolt to the head. A concussion may also occur when the body receives a blow, which results in the head moving back and forward. The damage can be serious and may even result in long-term disability. A post from a few weeks back talked about the lawsuit settlement between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and some former players, who suffered on-field concussions.