5 Myths About Concussions by Cincinnati Lawyer

West Chester, Mason, and Cincinnati Ohio

There has been more news about concussion in the media. There is more information coming out about how damaging this head injury can be. Here are 5 Myths or Misconceptions about concussions. Educate yourself so you can not only protect yourself if you suffer after a concussion, but also your child, as sports injuries and car accidents are two of the biggest causes of concussions.

1. There must me a blow to the head to cause a concusion. It is not necessary to have a direct blow to the head. The brain can still contact the boney skull even if there is no direct blow to the head.

2. A concussion requires a loss of consciousness. This is totally false. Many cases of concussion can occur even without loss of consciousness.

3. If there is no evidence on MRI or CT a srerious brain injury did not occur. This again is false. You can have a serious brain injury even without such evidence

4. After a concusion you should wait 7 days before returning to sports. At a minimum you must wait 7 days until all the symptoms have cleared. And make sure you get a doctor's clearance.

5. The symptoms of a concusion will show up immediatley. Although sometimes theis is true some symptoms may take a period of time to show up.

If you have a head injury - concussion caused by the fault of another I invite you to call me about the legal issues that may be involved. 1-800-447-6549

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