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.
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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
Slip-and-fall accidents can cause more than embarrassment – a lot more. According to the Brain Injury Institute, more than eight (8) million people are injured annually from slip-and-fall accidents. In fact, such injuries are a leading cause of death among our senior population. In this article, we’ll talk about perhaps one of the most serious … Read more