Recently there has been a lot in the news regarding brain injuries incurred while playing sports. Professional football and hockey players have even taken legal action against the leagues regarding the matter. The reality however is that people of all ages suffer these injuries all too often. In fact, the following three demographics are most apt to suffer a traumatic brain injury:
Individuals in the Saint Louis, Missouri, area suffer traumatic brain injuries each day. There are a variety of ways in which they might occur including car accidents, workplace accidents and even stroke. Though the individual who suffers a traumatic brain injury may not physically appear to have anything wrong, they may nonetheless be suffering from symptoms that dramatically impact their lives.
Brain injuries in the form of concussions are in the news a lot these days. Stories revolve around both the prevention of these injuries as well as the best course of treatment when they do occur. A recent report indicates that where children are concerned, the fastest recoveries occur when the injured youngsters take their time in returning to normal mental activity. The study from which this information was derived is in this month’s journal Pediatrics.
In terms of personal injury law, negligence can be a tricky thing to prove. An injured party has to show that another party's action (or lack of action) led to the injury, and that the accused party breached a duty of care owed to the plaintiff.