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Post-Traumatic Vertigo

Post-Traumatic Vertigo refers to dizziness that follows a head injury or a 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

h. Post-Concussion Syndrome

Diagnosis of the particular injury causing Post-Traumatic Vertigo often involves 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 in the motor vehicle 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 regularly and who 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 that 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.

Call Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today, toll free at 814-833-7100, to schedule your free and confidential consultation. We are available anytime, so contact us now.

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