Concussions in Small Children

April 2019

Concussions are not limited to adults.  Small children and babies can suffer from concussions as well.  A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury.  A concussion can occur after an injury that causes a person's head to shake violently back and forth.

A concussion is more difficult to diagnose in a baby or small child that is unable to speak or has limited ability to communicate.  A small child will not exhibit the walking difficulties or slurred speech that are common symptoms of a concussion.  A few of the signs to look for in a young child are drainage from the ears or nose, vomiting, drowsiness, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound and irritability. 


If you suspect a concussion in a baby or small child, have them checked out by a healthcare professional.  If the injury was caused due to the fault of another, you should take the time to seek experienced legal advice.  Herrick & Hart has been assisting the injured since 1951.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.  We will sit down with you and take the time to discuss your case to determine if a viable claim for compensation exists.

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