What is Post-Traumatic Amnesia?

Sometimes a result of a brain injury is post-traumatic amnesia (PTA). PTA causes the victim to not remember things and events consistently and continuously. This can be caused by any type of blow to the head. Many times it is accompanied by confusion and disorientation, though these symptoms are not always present. 

PTA can last for minutes or weeks depending on the severity. Some of the memory loss can be permanent. The permanency of the memory loss is tested after the victim comes out of the confused and disoriented state.

There are different types of amnesia that can be caused by Post-Traumatic Amnesia:

  1. Retrograde Amnesia –This is permanent memory loss of any events leading up to the injury.
  2. Anterograde Amnesia – This is permanent memory loss of any events following the injury.

In either case the lost memory can be moments before and/or after the injury or could extend to days and weeks before and/or after the injury. The longer you suffer with post-traumatic amnesia the more at risk you are for permanent and severe brain damage.

Our Post-Traumatic Amnesia (PTA) Lawyers Can Help

If you have suffered or are currently suffering with post-traumatic amnesia, you should consult with our Pennsylvania PTA attorneys The Pisanchyn Law Firm if your injury was caused by the negligence of another, as you could be eligible for compensation.

Should you honor us by allowing us to represent you, our attorneys and our team of professionals will get you the answers and respect you deserve. We will fight on your behalf to get you compensated for your suffering and for the needs you now have to help you live more comfortably after this horrific event.

Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.