A study released by the University of Oklahoma indicates that the symptoms of traumatic brain injury can persist for years. The study followed over 500 veterans who suffered from post-concussion syndrome. Their research found that almost half of the veterans’ symptoms did not improve until eight years after the injury.
Post-concussion syndrome is a disorder that follows a blunt impact to the head or brain. The symptoms include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, memory loss and sensitivity to light and noise. For years, doctors have believed that these symptoms were only temporary.
The results of this study may extend to accident victims who suffer traumatic head injuries. After an accident, post-concussion syndrome can significantly hinder a person’s quality of life and ability to earn a living. With these recent findings, victims may be able to seek additional compensation for injuries that persist years after the initial trauma.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain or head injury in an accident, a lawyer can help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries. For questions, contact Broussard, David & Moroux, at 888-337-2323 (toll-free) or 337-337-2323 (local).