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The Hard Facts about Head Trauma

Morici, Longo & Associates represents the seriously injured in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Many of their past and present clients have suffered severe head trauma resulting in various levels of recovery.

There are different degrees of head trauma. A mild brain injury is also known as a concussion. A concussion occurs when there a significant force to the head. For example, a construction worker working on a scaffold who suddenly falls due to a faulty setup hits the back of his head and suffers from a concussion. The symptoms of a concussion include clumsiness, fatigue, tiredness, blurred vision, headaches, and confusion.

More significant traumatic head injuries are usually the result of auto accidents, occupational, or residential accidents. A contusion is a more severe brain injury. A cerebral contusion is bruising of the brain tissue. This can cause edema in the brain and needs to be closely monitored.

Morici, Longo & Associates insists that all of their clients seek out the best medical care available. Brain injuries are very serious and should be treated promptly. The main test that helps diagnose brain injuries is a CT scan of the brain. CT scans show where the swelling is located and helps physicians decide on a treatment.

Depending on the severity of the injury, some physical therapy may be needed. Motor skills may have been affected and need to be re-learned. If you or someone you know has been injured and suffer from cerebral edema or another form of brain injury, please contact Morici, Longo & Associates to schedule a free case review with a Chicago personal injury attorney.