PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER MINNEAPOLIS MN CONCUSSION INJURY LAWYERS at the Schmidt Salita Law Team want to stress this point:
A “Concussion” is a “Traumatic Brain Injury”. The terms “Concussion” and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury” are synonymous and used interchangeably in the medical literature.
VA-DoD Clinical Practice Guideline, Management of Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, April 2009, p.17 states:
The terms concussion and mTBI can be used interchangeably. The use of the term concussion. Her history of mild TBI may be preferred when communicating with the patient, indicating a transient condition, avoiding the use of the terms “brain damage. Close quote or “brain injury”…
Even when a person makes an apparent recovery from a “concussion ” injury, there can be long term consequences.
Medical research has established that the fact that a person has sustained a concussion makes that person more susceptible to having another concussion OR more susceptible to having greated consequences from the second concussion that would otherwise be the case.
Douglas Schmidt of the Schmidt Salita Law Team has been recognized as one of the pioneers of concussion recognition in Minnesota as well as nationally. Schmidt recently was featured as a keynote speaker in the Brain Injury Summit Online.