When to Seek Medical Attention for a Concussion

Do Not Wait after a Brain Injury. Get Medical Help Now.

While concussions are often referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs), all concussions are considered brain damage. Concussions can range in severity from minor head injuries that heal without medical care to serious disabling conditions that may result in long-term unconsciousness, mental impairment, and even death.

If you or a loved one suffered a TBI that was not your fault, the brain injury lawyers at John Bales Attorneys want to help you. We know that concussions can get worse over time, and we will do everything we can to get you the money you need for ongoing medical treatments. Call us at (800) 225-5565 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Watch for Worsening Symptoms

After a concussion, call an ambulance or go to the hospital right away if you observe any of the following symptoms:

  • Decreasing level of consciousness
  • Paralysis or weakness on one or both sides of the body
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow heart rate
  • Unequal pupil size

When a victim’s symptoms get worse after a concussion, it may indicate that the brain is developing a blood clot, swelling inside the skull, or becoming oxygen deprived. All of these conditions are potentially fatal, which means immediate medical attention is required. Even with treatment, victims of MTBIs may develop permanent physical and mental disabilities.

Do Not Deal with a Concussion Alone

The aftermath of a concussion can be a frustrating and difficult time for you and your family. While we laid out a high level overview of when to seek medical attention for a concussion, these injuries often require several expensive diagnostic tests, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, as well as years of rehabilitation and nursing care.

At John Bales Attorneys, our brain injury lawyers have the experience needed to investigate your MTBI, determine who was responsible, and hold that party accountable for you or your loved one’s injury. Contact us today.