Sports Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Have Lifelong Effects

October 31st, 2014 Traumatic Brain Injury Law Firm
Fellows Hymowitz Rice Personal Injury Law Brain Injury Attorneys

Retired National Hockey League player Jeremey Roenick and former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon are no strangers to sports related injuries. In their combined years of playing, they have suffered dozens of head traumas.

Together, they have co-founded the organization Players Against Concussions (PAC) in order raise awareness and funds for education and research. PAC recently held its first fundraiser at the Pelham Country Club with the goal to raise $100,000 for concussion research and treatment.

Concussions are defined as a temporary loss of consciousness caused by an injury to the head. To sustain multiple concussions in one’s life can lead to severe brain trauma and have devastating consequences. Many professional athletes have been diagnosed with dementia and encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disorder. Medical research shows that both of these conditions can be linked to multiple head traumas.

While sports injuries are known to cause traumatic brain injuries, other common causes are auto accidents, falls, defective products and medical mistakes. There are also many instances when one suffers a severe brain trauma at no fault of their own.

The experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at Fellows Hymowitz Rice have represented too many people affected by head traumas which they suffer due to the negligent acts of another.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acquired injury occurring when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI’s can happen when the head violently hits an object or when an object pierces the scull and enters brain tissue.

Symptoms of TBI can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. These symptoms can include but are not limited to the following:

–       Headache
–       Confusion
–       Dizziness
–       Blurred Vision
–       Ringing in ears
–       Bad taste in mouth
–       Fatigue
–       Memory loss
–       Nausea
–       Convulsions
–       Slurred Speech
–       Loss of coordination
–       Confusion

There is little to be done to reverse the initial brain damage caused by a trauma. Medical personnel will try to stabilize TBI victims and focus on preventing further injury. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately half of TBI victims will need surgery to repair ruptured blood vessels or bruised brain tissue.

Often times the after effects for TBI victims leave patients and their families ill-equipped to cope with the medical, financial and legal issues stemming from such serious injuries.

Preventable traumatic brain injuries can result in lifelong impairment. Whether an accident was caused by a doctor, car accident, or sports injury, someone must be held accountable. These catastrophic injuries cause permanent disabilities, leaving families devastated and burdened with a lifetime of medical care, expenses and much more.

Fellows Hymowitz Rice represents those suffering from traumatic brain injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to the negligent acts of another, you deserve justice and our dedicated, compassionate attorneys will fight to make sure you receive fair and full compensation for your losses.

We will advocate for you and your family and fight to seek the justice that you deserve. We will work hard to find out what happened and make sure the right people or organization is held accountable.

Fellows Hymowitz Rice, Rockland County, NY Personal Injury law firm can answer all of your questions and a skilled, dedicated attorney can review the details of your case free of charge.

If you or a loved one is the victim of a traumatic brain contact the experienced, caring attorneys at Fellow Hymowitz, PC.

We’ll speak with you for free and help you find answers. And there is never a fee unless we recover for you. Contact us at 1-800-660-4878.

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