Anoka/Elk River Brain
Prolonged unconsciousness, persistent mental status alterations, worsening post-concussion symptoms, or abnormalities on neurologic examination require urgent neurosurgical consultation or transfer to a trauma center.”
The overwhelming concern is that those sustaining concussion during sports activity are immediately and promptly treated. The risk of second impact syndrome is significant and its consequences severe. In “second impact syndrome” the victim is thought to have sustained a second concussion while still symptomatic from an earlier concussion. The victim often suffers cerebral vascular congestion leading to malignant brain swelling and marked increase in intracranial pressure. Brain swelling is many times difficult, if not impossible, to control.
If you or someone you know has sustained a brain injury as the result of an accident, please call the offices of Malzahn Law, Ltd. for free legal advice.