Brain Injuries Dictate Special Precautions

January 23, 2012

Brain Injuries

brain injury lawyerA school district in California is being sued for a high school football player’s injuries. The youth became permanently disabled following a game in which he received a brain injury.

The victim’s lawyer claims the boy told his trainer before the game that he had a headache from a previous hit on the head. It is not clear whether the boy was directed to play the game anyway, or decided on his own.

However, during the game the boy hit his head on a tackle, walked off the field, and collapsed to the ground. The boy was subsequently found to have a brain injury, and has been deemed permanently and severely disabled.

The trial is now in progress after numerous delays. However, the case and others like it have already led to new legislation in the state aimed at preventing brain injuries such as suffered by this teen. The law prohibits a student who has experienced a head injury from practicing or playing again until he fully recovers and is cleared by a physician.

The teen’s lawyer explains that while football by its nature as a contact sport is likely to produce injuries, the legislation may help reduce the number of youths suffering brain and other injuries. Medical evidence suggests that when a person has experienced a concussion he is more likely to suffer a brain injury if hit on the head before fully recovering.

It is always a sad case when a young person just beginning to set out in life sustains an injury that leaves him permanently diminished. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury attributable to another’s fault, contact the Ohio brain injury lawyers at Slater & Zurz LLP for a free consultation by calling 1-800-297-9191 or send a Blog Message to schedule a time to talk.

To learn more about brain injuries, please visit www.slaterzurz.com.

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Slater & Zurz LLP is an Ohio law firm of highly experienced and respected attorneys. Over the last 40 years, we have developed a reputation for getting positive results for clients. We've been trusted with handling over 20,000 personal injury cases and our clients have received more than $120,000,000.

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One Comment on “Brain Injuries Dictate Special Precautions”

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