Post-Traumatic Vertigo Caused by TBI

Our Providence Brain Injury Lawyers Can Help You Seek Compensation

Traumatic brain injury can cause post-traumatic vertigo by injuring sensory organs inside the inner ear due to the trauma causing the brain injury. The inner ear contains the sensory organs for hearing and balance. Post-traumatic vertigo or vestibular dysfunction occurs when this area is damaged.

When injuries to the brain and the surrounding organs are the result of an accident that occurred because of another party's negligence, victims frequently have grounds to seek compensation in a personal injury claim. These can be extremely difficult cases to prove, and choosing the right attorney is essential to the success of your case.

Highly Respected TBI Attorneys in Providence & Middletown

Karns & Kerrison focuses on representing victims of traumatic brain injuries. Robert Karns is a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. From our offices in Providence and Middletown, we represent clients throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and across the United States.

We are prepared to represent you in claims involving any type of injury related to post-traumatic vertigo, including:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): This is one of the most common causes of vertigo that occurs with trauma. The trauma causes the crystals (otoconia) to be displaced inside the inner ear causing vertigo or severe dizziness. Symptoms can be triggered by specific changes in head position by lying down or sitting up quickly. You may also feel out of balance when standing or walking. Therapy is used to treat BPPV to get the crystals back in their proper position.
  • Labyrinthine Concussion: This is an injury to the nerves of the vestibular system in the inner ear causing vertigo and imbalance after the brain injury. A labyrinthine concussion can be treated by medication and vestibular rehabilitation and therapy.
  • Traumatic Endolymphatic Hydrops or Post-Traumatic Meniere's Disease: Occurs when there is a disruption of the fluid balance within the inner ear. When this happens there are periods of vertigo and imbalance and ringing in the ears that can last from hours to days. This condition can be treated by salt restriction, a diuretic, other medication, and vestibular rehabilitation and therapy.

Some of the symptoms of post-traumatic vertigo include:

  • Light-headedness
  • Disequilibrium
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

Although many of the above symptoms are associated directly with traumatic brain injury, anyone experiencing these symptoms following a traumatic brain injury should seek medical care for the possibility of post-traumatic vertigo caused by the traumatic brain injury.

Providence Lawyers for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Contact one of our offices to discuss your injury claim in more detail. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get your questions answered and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by calling 401-841-5300 or contacting us via email to arrange an appointment.

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