Diagnosing a concussion or mild TBI (traumatic brain injury) can be difficult, even to experienced physicians, especially on the battlefield, New York Brain Injury Lawyers have been told. Yet, that does not diminish the importance of diagnosing such an injury as soon as possible so the appropriate medical care can be given as soon as possible. If it isn’t, the warfighter may be return to duty at impaired status and the condition could even worsen over time.
In the war theater, the primary caregivers are often medics, who are not as extensively trained as physicians. They may not be able to recognize such subtle injuries as the ones caused by mild TBI. Often there are no cuts or bruises with these injuries. In fact, the patient may not even know he or she has sustained an injury. Others may hide evidence of an injury to remain with their unit. Hospitals in The Bronx and Brooklyn are aware of these circumstances.
It is important that medics and other medical providers need to watch out for bTBI (explosive blast traumatic injury) after any soldier has been in close proximity to an explosion, New York Brain Injury Lawyers have discovered. The patient may even need to be referred to another strata of care, like a neurologist, neurosurgeon, or emergency medical physician.
Sometimes a soldier does not even know an injury has been sustained. Sometimes, New York Brain Injury Lawyers have learned, a soldier may be exposed to more than one blast before the injury becomes apparent. Symptoms might include, headaches, short-term memory loss, and difficulty concentrating on multi-tasking.
Have you or a loved one suffered brain injury through no fault of your own? Call a Manhattan Brain Injury Lawyer to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. It takes the skill of a Manhattan Brain Injury Lawyer to ensure you receive just treatment after a devastating event. The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.