Anosmia: The Hidden Part of a Head Injury
Written by: Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law
Anosmia is the loss of the sense of smell. People with a traumatic brain injury will sometimes notice that their food has very little taste which is because the sense of smell and the sense of taste work together.
Doctors believe that a brain injury damages smell fibers linking the brain to the olfactory nerve causing problems with the sense of smell and taste.
Sometimes doctors miss this condition and it is frequently not tested by the doctor. It is important for the doctor and the lawyer to speak to close relations like the spouse to ask whether the injured person does not notice strong odors and puts a lot of salt on food. Doctors who frequently know the most about this condition specialize in otorhinolaryngology or ear, nose and throat.
This kind of injury most commonly occurs when there is a sharp blow to the head. For example, when a pedestrian is hit by a car and falls to the ground or when a hit to the head causes a fracture or a brain bleed.
The University of Pennsylvania Medical School’s Department of Otorhinolaryngology has doctors who conduct thorough tests of smell and taste. Their report helps to make a very strong personal injury case.
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