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How doctors detect concussions

Posted on April 11, 2015 12:42 pm under Construction Accident

A sudden blow or impact to the head might cause you to develop a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury that may increase the risk of other more serious disorders in the brain, such as epilepsy and progressive brain injury. Anyone can be put at risk of sustaining a concussion. A person working at a construction site, for instance, could be at risk of a concussion during a crane collapse, a scaffolding collapse, or a slip and fall accident.

A person who received an impact to the head should visit his or her doctor immediately for a concussion diagnosis. After reviewing the details of your injury, a doctor may perform a neurological exam to assess your hearing, vision, sensation, strength, balance, reflexes, and coordination. Cognitive tests may also be done to assess concentration and memory. Finally, imaging tests, such as cranial computerized tomography (CT) scan can be used to check for the presence of concussions and to see the severity of the condition.

A diagnosis of a concussion caused by a construction accident could be very taxing, especially if the accident has been a result of someone else’s negligence. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt in a construction accident in Appleton, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.