By: Diana Adjadj
December 23, 2020
PANDA EYES POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT – We recently settled a car accident case for policy limits of $100,000 after our client sustained head trauma that manifested itself as swollen eyes. Following our client’s car accident, she experienced a multitude of symptoms indicating that she had suffered serious head trauma, the most evident being swollen and discolored eyes, this is commonly known as panda eyes trauma or raccoon eyes. Our client kept record of her injuries and her road to recovery by taking photos of her eyes, seeking out medical treatment from a neurologist specializing in traumatic brain injuries and completing the prescribed speech and occupational therapy.
Panda eye injuries are common following a traffic collision, slip and fall or other personal injury incident. Eye swelling and other associated signs of trauma in the eyes should be taken seriously. Eye trauma is the leading cause of vision loss in the united states and often is an indication that an injured party has suffered a head injury or a traumatic brain injury. Panda eyes are a sign of head injuries, and they are often not notated in medical records and improperly assessed. Most often panda eyes are missed because general physicians lack the necessary training or they may be focused on other injuries such as contusions, lacerations, bleeding and orthopedic impairments.
Typically, significant time would have passed before a personal injury victim is able to secure an appointment with a neurologist specializing in traumatic brain injuries. By the time a car accident victim or slip and fall victim can secure such an appointment, the visible signs of an eye-injury would have resolved and/or the victim has accepted the eye injuries forgetting to address the signs with the treating neurologist. Generally, it is a well-trained neurologist whom records the “eye signs” as an indication of a head injury; and if the personal injury victim does not address it at the neurological appointment, these injuries are not notated in the medical records.
Possible symptoms indicating that a car accident victim has suffered an eye injury and/or head injury include:
In addition to eye injuries indicating head trauma, there are other symptoms a car accident victim or slip and fall victim may experience which often indicate traumatic brain injury. Symptoms which are indicative of a traumatic brain injury or other related head trauma include:
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