Over the past few years, more information has become available concerning the potential risks to the brain from playing football. Parents are increasingly worried that their children might be at risk for significant brain injury, even in youth football leagues. A new study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry regarding young football players addresses… Read More
Most brain injury cases that come to a personal injury lawyer involve someone getting struck on the head. Even a minor bump can cause a cascade of problems that lead to a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Brain injuries can cause a wide range of neurological problems, including death, depending on where and how the brain was injured.
One of the most notorious causes of brain injuries today is youth sports. Children’s brains are still growing yet many of them participate in sports that involve collisions. These can cause concussions. Over time, repeated concussions can cause a type of brain damage called CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is entirely preventable and lifelong.
If your child gets a concussion, parents should investigate. Was it due to inadequate protective gear? Is your child encouraged to participate more roughly than is safe? CTE in children is still being studied but it is a growing worry among athletic associations.
While CTE is caused by chronic brain injuries, a single slip and fall can cause a traumatic brain injury. If you have ever bumped your head and felt “off”, woozy, or found it difficult to do things you could do before, you could be suffering from a brain injury. More rarely, an infection or other non-traumatic cause could be responsible.
Chalik Law has collected stories and information about brain injuries to help educate the public. If you are doing an activity that could involve a blow to the head, be sure to wear protective gear like a helmet or hard hat. Make sure they are in good condition with proper restraints.
If you do receive a brain injury and you believe it was due to someone’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.
Over 140 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale against the league regarding brain injuries resulting from playing football. The suit demands workers’ compensation benefits for the traumatic brain injury known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which the players call an occupational hazard of playing football. Symptoms of CTE, a deadly… Read More
There are a number of resources to consider in the wake of a traumatic brain injury in Florida. Consider these five aspects as you help a loved one cope with serious brain injury: 1. Medical specialists – Seek help from physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries. This may include… Read More
Many who’ve suffered even mild brain injuries in traumatic accidents experience cognitive symptoms. One of the most common symptoms is memory problems. Having memory problems can create stress, anxiety, and is simply frustrating. Victims and their families might consider working with a memory specialist, such as a speech therapist or a neuro-recovery professional. Tips for… Read More