Category: Brain Injuries
Sustaining concussions when participating in sports happens frequently. As we reported in our blog Youth Sporting Injuries - Can Someone Be Liable?, 12 percent of athletes said they had suffered either concussions or head injuries in 2013. Since participating in sports with concussions is so very dangerous, we are reporting here about a recent study done by New York University.
Sporting injuries happen every day to youth during games and during practice - skinned knees, bruised arms/legs, broken bones. They are all part of the game, right? Well, not necessarily. It may be possible to hold certain parties liable depending on the incident.
The subject of traumatic brain injury (TBI) seems to be in the news every day. An example of this was December 1, 2014 when at least two news stories on TBI were covered.
Everyone knows when playing football, players wear helmets. Will soccer be next? In his front page article in the Fort Myers News-Press on Sunday October 26, "Lasting Impact - Soccer latest sport tackling the concussion issue", journalist Seth Soffian reports on the issue and cites the case of Nate Ingham.
Playing college football can cause serious injury including traumatic brain injuries. On September 27, 2014, the Michigan State University Quarterback, had to be helped off the field by teammates after being severely hit in the head during the fourth quarter of a game against the University of Minnesota.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 4 million concussions annually result from athletic activities.
There are several different kinds of brain injuries that an individual can incur, including open head injuries, closed head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). These injuries can be mild, moderate or severe and they can be short-term, long-term or even fatal. That being the case, it is very important for anyone who has sustained a blow to the head during an automobile accident or any other type of incident to seek proper medical attention as soon as possible.
"It is essential for young athletes to receive medical treatment following any blow to the head especially if the athlete has lost consciousness, even momentarily," says Brain Injury Victim's Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. "Baseline concussion tests are tools for the medical community in treating athletes who suffer concussions."
Thousands of people sustain major brain injuries every year throughout the United States. Some brain injuries are more serious than others and the reasons they occur can vary. According to attorney Randall Spivey, it is crucial for individuals who have sustained blows to the head to obtain treatment as soon as possible, particularly if they have lost consciousness at any time after an accident.
Florida Brain Injuries Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. suggests, "Anytime a person hits his or her head is a time for concern. Knowing the danger signs is critical to getting a timely evaluation and treatment."