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Throughout the United States each year, millions of injuries happen to the brain, one of the most important organs in the human body. According to statistics from the United States Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries, commonly known as TBIs, led to approximately 2.5 million hospital visits and nearly 300,000 stays in the hospital in 2013 alone.
The human body is truly an amazing thing. Its ability to adapt to various conditions and injuries, is truly remarkable and in some cases, is nothing less than miraculous. Take, for example, our body’s ability to heal from a traumatic brain injury.
Car accidents, sporting injuries and falls all have the potential to cause someone in Pennsylvania to injure their brain. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 30 percent of fatalities due to injuries in our nation feature traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Pennsylvania residents may already know that head injuries, including injuries to the brain, can be incredibly serious, especially when they result in additional complications. One significant complication that can follow a brain injury is the permanent loss of one’s sight. However, one study has shed light on why a brain injury sometimes causes a person to lose his or her sight.
Brain damage suffered while playing a sport is most frequently associated with contact sports like football. Other sports with hard hits and unforgiving surfaces like ice hockey are also linked with traumatic brain injury. One sport that does not often lend itself to perceptions of risk of head injury is soccer. However, a new study is showing former players have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy. While football is king in Pennsylvania, those who play soccer also need to be concerned about brain injuries suffered while playing with symptoms arising incrementally.
Football is a major part of the landscape in Pennsylvania and those who play it are willing to look beyond the common risks for injury, particularly to the head, to play it. Those who oversee the sport are becoming increasingly responsible for making certain that the players are not placed back on the field after a possible brain injury. Since injuries to the head can result in traumatic brain injury and lead to long-term issues and permanent disability, those who have suffered from it due to negligence on the part of football coaches and overseers at school should consider a legal filing to be compensated.
When playing any sport in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S., there is a chance at injury. This is true not just for athletics, for any activity. Some, however, are more dangerous than others due to their sheer nature. If it is a contact sport with hard surfaces, then logic states it is more likely that a person will have a head injury at some point. Unfortunately, a head injury can result in a traumatic brain injury and cause significant, even fatal, damage. Those who have been affected by an injury of this kind or lost a loved one because of it need to have a full investigation into the incident to determine if steps could have been taken to prevent it or to provide treatment in its immediate aftermath of a possible brain injury to avoid troublesome scenarios.