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Concussion Evaluation and Diagnosis for Legal Cases

As a lawyer, you understand the importance of irrefutable evidence in when substantiating an injury or illness. Clients who have have received a bump or blow to the head, neck or face should be evaluated for concussion.

What symptoms might suggest my client has a concussion? 
Concussions can be debilitating and impact quality of life. Individuals with concussions may not be able to attend school, work or enjoy their usual everyday activities. Symptoms can last hours, days, weeks or months and include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Feeling slower
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Fogginess
  • Fatigue
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Memory problems
  • Irritability and depression

What are common causes of a concussion? 
Concussions occur during sports, motor vehicle accidents, falls and assaults. Good Shepherd specializes in evaluating and treating adult and pediatric athletes and non-athletes with concussion.

How are your clients’ concussions diagnosed? 
If you suspect your client has a concussion, an evaluation by a concussion specialist is critical in establishing a diagnosis that might otherwise be overlooked. Concussions cause metabolic – not structural – changes, resulting in typically normal CT scans and MRIs. If you suspect a concussion, physiatrists with our Comprehensive Concussion Program can evaluate your client’s symptoms and create a care plan to restore function.

How are concussions treated?
Good Shepherd’s Comprehensive Concussion Program is multidisciplinary, which means we have the technology and expertise to treat the physical, cognitive and emotional aspects of concussion. After a comprehensive evaluation by our physician, your client will have a care team that will design a treatment program for your symptoms that may include vision, physical, occupational and balance therapy and headache management.

For more information, please Yolainie Disla at [email protected].