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Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

An estimated 1.4 million TBIs (traumatic brain injuries) are reported every year, these ranging from mild concussions to severe brain trauma. Medically speaking, a TBI is caused by a hard hit to the head.
    ATLANTA, GA, October 02, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Getting out onto the field and kicking or throwing the ball around is an American pastime. From young ages, we are all taught to play a sport or two and revel in the experiences of team bonding. However, in some sports more than others, things out there can get rough. An estimated 1.4 million TBIs (traumatic brain injuries) are reported every year, these ranging from mild concussions to severe brain trauma. Medically speaking, a TBI is caused by a hard hit to the head. A mild TBI can result is a brief loss of consciousness or a brief departure from the persons normal mental status (like confusion). A severe TBI can lead to permanent amnesia and or comas.

TBIs affect many aspect of the brain, these include:
Memory
Your main senses of taste and smell
Speech
Emotion

How is this a legal issue?
More and more, the sports world is increasingly aggressive. If a child shows potential, then they are pushed, coached and extended many tantalizing offers to continue pursuing an athletic career. At times though, the pushing and coaching can get out of hand. If a person had recently recovered from a TBI, a mild one even, they are then recommended to rest and take it easy, to let the body heal. In recent news, it has been alluded to that coaches will put kids back on the field who had recently recovered or even not so recently recovered from a TBI. Repeat TBIs can lead to serious permanent damage in a person. If a coach or other person knew about the medical condition of the player and had them play anyway, they are liable for any further injury to the brain, even wrongful death.

What happens to person after multiple TBIs?
A person who has suffered from multiple TBIs can have permanent developmental problems, problems with speech and memory and can be subject to dizziness, vertigo, depression and other emotional problems.

Arguing a case for a TBI is court can be a difficult and lengthy process. It requires many medical visits, brain scans and a lot of time. If the TBI was caused from a sports injury, you would have to prove intent or negligence and that could be difficult depending on the situation. It is always best to consult a lawyer if you are considering taking a case to court. Please the website of Atlanta, Georgia traumatic brain injury attorneys Robbins & Associates, P.C. They have over 30 years of case work behind them and have lawyers who have worked with TBI injuries before.

Website: http://www.robbinslaw.com


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