The Dangers of a Concussion

Georgia B. Day

A boxer goes down after a mighty blow to the head. Two football players bump helmets during a tackle or head-first fall. You’re involved in a head-on collision. Each one of these situations can cause a concussion.

Concussions Do Serious Damage to the Brain

A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). It is an injury to the brain that affects thinking and other aspects of cognitive function. According to the American Society of Neuroradiology, 75% of all TBIs are concussions.

Some concussions can be recovered from in a matter of days, but most take 3 weeks or more. Some of the general symptoms of a concussion are headaches, nausea, dizziness (vertigo), and ringing in the ears.

While often difficult to discern, there are some outward manifestations of a concussion-like: stumbling, slurred speech, unequally-sized pupils, loss of consciousness, or memory loss. Concussions can also lead to behavioral changes.

While most concussions are considered “mild” forms of a TBI and don’t result in long-term damage, if a person suffers multiple concussions close together, this can have long-term serious and lasting effects. Some of the effects of repeated concussions or unusually severe concussions include permanent cognitive damage and depression.

Treatment for Most Concussions

The most important part of treating a concussion is rest. For those who receive a concussion due to a sports activity, it is critical to stay off the court, out of the ring, or off the field until the injury is fully healed.


Because multiple concussions, especially in close proximity to one another, significantly increase the risk of long-term and possibly permanent damage to the brain.

It is also important to not engage in mental activities like reading, writing, calculating, watching television, or doing homework while you are recovering from a concussion. This could take weeks or it could take months. But giving your brain some time to heal is far better than living a life with permanent balance or cognitive (thinking) problems.

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If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another, call us. We are experienced personal injury and brain injury attorneys who fight to get our clients the compensation they deserve. We offer FREE consultations and in many cases, we do not get paid unless you win your case. We have offices in Baton Rouge, and we serve Baker, Denham, Gonzales, Port Allen, Prairieville, New Orleans, and Zachary. So call 225-200-0000 ToDay to schedule your free consultation or contact us here.

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Justin A. Day

A proud graduate of Southern University Law Center and former president of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Justin is best known for providing his clients with the personal attention they need while fighting hard to get them the compensation they deserve. Justin and his team are not afraid to take on the tough cases or fight the good fight. Dedicated and tenacious, for over 18 years, Justin has consistently achieved superior results for the clients he serves.

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Georgia B. Day is an experienced personal injury and worker’s compensation attorney. A former Administrative Law Judge for the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Georgia is driven by a desire to obtain justice for individuals injured in the workplace and those who have been injured due to the carelessness of others. Georgia takes pride in providing her clients with the best possible representation. Polished and professional, Georgia is best known for her excellent work ethic, obtaining superior results, and her responsiveness to clients.

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