BRAIN INJURY – COVID vs. TRAUMATIC
The Concussion Injury Lawyer Specialists at the Schmidt Salita Law Team work hard to keep up-to-date on new developments that may be important in their representation of the victims of brain injury and concussion injury. They wish to call to attention the recent studies showing the similarity between the symptoms of brain injury from traumatic events, such as car accidents and workplace injuries, and those from Covid-19.
The Symptoms of Brain Damage From Covid-19 Are Very Similar to Those From Trauma.
Covid-19 has been proven to cause symptoms of brain damage similar, if not identical, to that caused by trauma, according to a study recently published in the Harvard Gazette entitled “Early Details of Brain Damage in Covid-19 Patients.” The results reported in this study are based on research at Harvard University medical school affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and reported in the American Journal of radiology.
The symptoms attributed to Covid-19 that are similar to those resulting from traumatic injury are as follows:
- loss of taste and/or smell;
- mental confusion or “brain fog;”
- fatigue; and
- cognitive impairment (deficits of memory, concentration, and comprehension).
The variability of symptoms of Covid-19 is also similar to that of concussion injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Respected concussion and TBI experts have long noted extreme variability in the effects of traumatic brain injury/concussion. Three victims of a rear end car accident can be seated in the same car, restrained by seatbelts in the same way, and subjected to the same trauma with widely variable results. Brain injury specialists explain that variability based on a number of individual preexisting factors, many of which are genetic. It is well recognized that there is wide variability regarding the symptoms of Covid-19 generally, and brain damage specifically. The chief investigator of the Harvard study, and principal author, states that research is being directed toward the understanding of the biological underpinning of Covid-19 related brain damage.
The Concussion Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team Specialize in Brain Injury Cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team includes a staff of lawyers and legal assistants that are well-trained and very experienced in representing the victims of both traumatic brain injuries and concussion injuries resulting from car accidents. Statistics compiled by the Schmidt Salita Law Team reveal that approximately 60% of people involved in a moderate to severe car accident have sustained a concussion injury. The statistics also show that more than 75% of these concussion victims either did not seek immediate medical attention or were misdiagnosed. Many continued to experience the classic symptoms of concussion injury, including: headaches, balance problems, memory and concentration deficits, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue and personality change.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team is dedicated to bringing justice to the victims of concussion-related injuries. They ask that you join in recognizing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. Please go to concussioninjury.com for more information. A Schmidt Salita Hennepin County Lawyer will come to your home, or the hospital, for your initial visit. The Schmidt Salita Law Team strives to provide personal injury legal services with a personal touch to help the victims of personal injury through a very difficult time in their lives.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY LEGAL SERVICES WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH”
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.