Amanda Pfeil

Amanda R. Pfeil, Esq. is an associate attorney at Shapiro Winthers & McGraw, Denver, Colorado. She has been practicing law since 2009 and has been awarded Super Lawyers Rising Star for the last three years in a row.

What is the standard of care for a concussion in sports?

Whether you are a team physician, a team athletic trainer, or a doctor asked to assist in caring for an athlete who has sustained a concussion, you need to do your due diligence and research what the standard of care is for treating the concussed athlete.

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What is a graduated return-to-play protocol?

The graduated return to play should begin once an athlete is asymptomatic at rest and each step should take 24 hours. During the return to play process, an athlete’s symptoms should be closely monitored, and should the athlete become symptomatic, then the athlete should drop back to the previous asymptomatic level and try to progress again after 24 hours of rest.

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Why would my Doctor require imaging for a concussion?

While a concussion won’t show up on imaging, doctors may still recommend imaging tests to rule out intercranial bleeding. The severity is determined by the number of symptoms and how many symptoms.

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What damage can manifest from a concussion?

The damage can manifest in many ways including blackout, headache, blurry vision, balance problems, altered mood and behavior, problems with memory, thinking, and sleeping, and the onset of anxiety and depression.

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Can I find out more information about a concussion?

Concussions are among the most common traumatic brain injuries suffered by athletes, and they can range from mild to severe. The attorneys at Shapiro Winthers, P.C. can help you, if you or a loved one need help with a concussion related case. Please click the link below for more articles related to concussions.

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Amanda Pfeil is an indispensable member of the Denver, Colorado firm, Shapiro Winthers P.C., where she focuses her practice on personal injury and medical malpractice. Amanda primarily works with clients who have sustained traumatic brain or orthopedic injuries. She also has significant experience in sports injury cases arising from an athlete’s premature return to play following a concussion.

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