Head Trauma, Concussion, & Pituitary Injury
Counsel from a Knowledgeable Spokane Injury Lawyer
Over 1.5 million Americans are afflicted by a traumatic brain injury each
year and over 70,000 experience long-term disability as a result. There
has been a great deal of attention about concussions in the media recently,
as the NFL and other sports organizations have been forced to address
growing evidence head trauma has permanent effects.
Health Problems Associated with Concussions
Recent research shows clearly that concussions, especially repeat concussions,
cause long-term health problems. Our
Spokane catastrophic injury lawyer can provide you with more information and resources so that you know how
these health issues can affect a person later on down the line.
Some of these health issues might include:
- Loss of brain function
- Memory issues
- Difficulty concentrating
In the worst cases, the debilitating effect of
brain injury leads to dementia, severe depression, and sometimes suicide, which is
why sports organizations, from the NFL to high school football teams,
have put in place strict new protocols to evaluate head injuries before
a player is allowed to return to the field.
Head Trauma Affects the Body’s Cognitive Functions
Scientific studies are discovering that a human’s
pituitary gland is particularly vulnerable to head trauma. The pituitary is located at
the base of the brain, and it is the catalyst for hormonal signals from
the brain to the rest of the body. Damaging the pituitary gland can alter
hormone production, including growth hormones and adrenaline. This leads
to permanent cognitive deficits, brain fog, fatigue, personality changes
and hormonal imbalances.
Doctors have the ability to identify the impact location on the brain using
CT scans, MRI’s, Sand x-rays, insulin tolerance tests, glucagon
stimulation tests, or neurological examinations. While concussion or post-concussion
symptoms might appear as bruising, tearing, or swelling in the frontal
lobe of the brain, a pituitary injury is discovered by assessing whether
an individual's hormone level has been dangerously compromised, below
the acceptable standard.
The Spokane concussion injury and brain injury lawyers at the
Sweetser Law Office have
over 30 years of experience in personal injury, including concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries,
and pituitary damage.
The Long-Term Effects of Head Trauma
The human brain is complex, and head trauma injuries can be permanently
disabling. Typically, the onset of concussion syndrome or pituitary injury
occurs within a week or so of your brain injury, according to the Mayo
Clinic. The symptoms of serious head injury include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Trouble sleeping, excessive tiredness, and fatigue
- Neck Pain
- Inability to concentrate
- Memory loss
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Difficulty balancing
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred Speech
The long-term effects of a
traumatic head injury, concussion, or pituitary damage can cause adverse changes in your personality,
making you quicker to anger, suspicious of others and argumentative. While
your family and close friends may understand the source of these shifts
in personality, your boss and colleagues at work may not, so it is important
to seek help. To most people, you might appear fine on the outside, but
the damage is on the inside – and it affects your ability to think
clearly or impacts your ability to work.
Sweetser Law Office is here to help. We can direct you to the proper specialists for a full
diagnosis and protect your right to full compensation if you were injured
Head trauma and brain injury can lead to serious lifelong consequences.
With over 30 years of experience, Sweetser Law Office will ensure you
are properly evaluated, referred to the right specialists, and are fully
compensating for any wrongdoing. There is no fee unless we win. Call now for your
free initial consultation.