Post-Traumatic Vertigo refers to dizziness that follows a head or neck injury. There are many potential causes of Post-Traumatic Vertigo, including:

a. Positional Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV);

b. Post-Traumatic Meniere's Syndrome;

c. Labyrinthine Concussion;

d. Cervical Vertigo;

e. Temporal Bone Fracture;

f. Epileptic Vertigo;

g. Diffuse Axonal Injury; and

h. Postconcussion Syndrome.

Diagnosis of the particular injury causing Post-Traumatic Vertigo often includes a detailed history from the patient. Relevant information includes a description of exactly when and how the neck or head was injured; the character of the dizziness (e.g., spinning, loss of balance, confusion); whether the patient lost consciousness and for how long; whether the airbags deployed; and other information.

Specialized exams will be performed, including tests designed to measure balance and provoke involuntary eye movements. Fistula testing to determine sensitivity to pressure is often used. Other diagnostics including ENGs, MRIs, CT scans and EEGs are sometimes employed.

Treatment of Post-Traumatic Vertigo depends on the precise diagnosis but usually includes a combination of medications, lifestyle changes and physical therapy. Sometimes, surgery may be recommended.

Proof of Post-Traumatic Vertigo claims is challenging in the personal injury context and requires lawyers who handle these claims to have knowledge of the conditions involved and the techniques used to prove and persuade juries of the causative link between the vertigo symptoms and the accident as well as the profound impact Post-Traumatic Vertigo can have on the lifestyles of those who are affected by these conditions.

The Erie injury lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. have experience with cases involving Post-Traumatic Vertigo. Our primary goal and objective is to make sure our clients and their families receive the compensation and resources they need to treat and manage their Post-Traumatic Vertigo and to compensate them for their losses.

As skilled Erie injury lawyers who have helped injured clients and their families with Post-Traumatic Vertigo injuries, we understand how to evaluate these cases and help you obtain the funds necessary to pay for medical care and surgery, if needed.

Call Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today, toll free 877-505-9548 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.

We will fight for your legal rights to the money and resources you need to fix what can be fixed, help what can be helped and make up for what cannot be fixed or helped.