As school begins again, it is time to think about a topic that affects millions of people each year: traumatic brain injuries, particularly those related to sporting activities. Each year in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that as many as 3.8 million people will be affected by a TBI, with about 10 percent of those coming from sports and recreational activities. For children, at least 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries are sports-related.
One question often asked about traumatic brain injuries is whether a victim can recover damages if he or she willingly participated in the activity that resulted in the TBI. This is especially important in sports-related TBI cases, when a player may suffer a concussion or worse during rough play.
A recent article notes that the widow of a former University of Southern California player is currently involved in suing the NCAA for failure to protect Matthew Gee from repeated head trauma. Alana Gee claims that the NCAA’s negligence led to Gee’s death in 2018 from brain damage.
A study from the University of California – San Diego has revealed that longer and more intensive rehabilitation sessions are essential to a patient’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The news will most likely result in far-reaching effects – particularly to the insurance industry, which typically wants to cover rehab merely to the … Read more
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, 1.7 million people in the U.S. experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Breaking the numbers down further, we find that of those 1.7 million: 52,000 die 1.3 million receive treatment in a hospital emergency room 275,000 are admitted to a hospital for treatment The … Read more