Traumatic Brain Injury
A TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) is known to be the leading cause of death from sports injuries. Even mild TBIs can have serious and long-lasting consequences. TBI disrupts the normal function of the brain. Normally caused by a blow to the head or a penetrating brain injury, for example, a soccer player who falls and hits their head on the ground, or collides with another player could result in a mild or severe TBI.
A mild TBI is often characterized by a brief change of mental state, and often goes undetected. Following a mild TBI, one might experience headaches, fatigue, dizziness, memory loss or a variety of other symptoms. More severe TBIs are associated with loss of consciousness, coma or even possibly death. All TBI’s require medical attention but not everyone who experiences this injury is aware of the severity of their injury or willing to go through the long process of recovery from TBI.
According to All About TBI, nearly 300,000 sports-related TBI’s occur each year in the United States. Unfortunately, many athletes do not come forward about their injuries so they can continue to play sports. The failure to detect and treat this kind of injury is especially dangerous for younger athletes whose brains are not fully developed. Athletes with untreated TBIs are vulnerable to additional injuries.
TBI is a life-changing experience for the victim and their loved ones. Understanding the symptoms of TBI and the treatment options could save a life. If a family member suffers a TBI, The Yost Legal Group may be able to help. Our experienced brain injury lawyers work closely with victims of closed head injuries to help them get a proper diagnosis and pursue the full amount of compensation for their financial needs. If you or a loved one has suffered brain injury, call 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) to receive a free, confidential consultation about your potential claim.