Youth Football Numbers Up Despite Concussion Worry
Over the years, there have been many studies showing the correlation between football head injuries and degenerative brain disease. It is no secret that those who play ‘full-contact’ sports risk more head and body injuries to themselves. While concerns over concussions and safety about football have led to a 9.5 percent decline in youth leagues since 2012, the Mid-State Youth Football League and Tennessee Youth Football League (TNYFL) estimate having more than 3,000 players this season. This is an increase of hundreds from last year.
State legislation put into effect in 2014 requires mandatory education for parents, coaches and youth athletes about concussions and requires youth who’ve been diagnosed with a concussion to be cleared by a doctor before playing again. League officials say head injury concerns have been lessened through additional coach training, information and awareness. Additionally, coaches have enrolled in more training to include techniques that do not require head to head contact.
Basics of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Case
Symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can vary from mild to severe concussions, loss of consciousness, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration. In more severe cases, loss of control of limbs and speech may also occur.
TBI cases like all personal injury cases, can be complex and convoluted depending on the specific circumstances. The injuries may be caused a multitude of factors, including car accidents, truck accidents, home and work-related accidents, falls, and assaults. The first step in initiating a lawsuit is to find a competent lawyer to help determine who was at fault for causing the injury. Those held responsible can include a business that had slippery floors, the manufacturer of a faulty piece of equipment, or a negligent driver who caused a car accident.
TBI victims often suffer from an array of problems, and the injuries can be devastating. Those at fault will be responsible for compensating the victim for medical bills and treatments such as physical therapy, compensatory damages, punitive damages, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even emotional distress damages. In severe cases (ie. in cases of paralysis or comas) a spouse or family member dependent on the injured may also have a claim for loss of consortium. This is intended to compensate for the fact that the person injured or killed can no longer provide the same financial support, companionship, and comfort before the accident.
Nashville Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
The experienced Nashville lawyers at Calhoun Law, PLC zealously represent people who have suffered brain injuries to achieve justice for them and their families. At Calhoun Law, PLC, we utilize accident reconstructionist, neuropsychologists and other specialists as necessary to prepare and present a persuasive case that documents our client’s injuries and the defendant’s fault. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, do not wait to contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.