A link has been recently discovered by researchers from both Britain’s National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and University College, London regarding traumatic brain injury and contact sports. Of the many sports, soccer was the most recent sport added to the list of many possibilities.
With a link between football and TBI already established, there were many headlines beginning to pop up regarding suicide among former players. After many autopsies were performed, it was discovered that many of them had sustained Traumatic Brain Injury. Besides Football, many other sports have the potential to cause TBI. These include baseball, hockey, boxing, lacrosse, skiing, skateboarding, horseback racing, and extreme sports.
Because of these sports, there is a much higher risk of the participants sustaining a tremendous amount of damage caused by being hit in the head repeatedly. According to Brooks Schuelke, a lawyer specializing in TBI stated that “Soccer players are at high risk during times when they hit the ball with their heads during a game. They also incur many head collisions as well as head collisions by ground contact. These collisions can also create concussions repeatedly.”
During a more recent study, researchers found that out of 14 brains studied, 4 showed a significant amount of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This is believed to be caused by a repetition in head injuries. Although this research does not draw any conclusive findings, the numbers are still staggering and cause for further research. This could also be a determining factor in justifying how dangerous soccer can really be.
Being a very complex injury, traumatic brain injury displays many symptoms. Possible disabilities include cognitive, emotional, and physical conditions. In the long run, these disabilities can have a traumatic impact on the person’s family too. Schuelke also added that “The recent discovery goes hand-in-hand with the many lawsuits that have been settled between the NFL and former football players who had been diagnosed with TBI. Because of these new findings, soccer “heading” is being looked at as becoming banned for all soccer players who are 10-years-old and younger.
If you suspect either yourself or a loved one to have sustained a traumatic brain injury by being hit in the head repeatedly, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney who specializes in brain injury.
One of the most distressing forms of injury is brain injury. At least if a victim’s leg is hurt, their mind is still functioning. The brain is the control center of the body, the emotions, and everything that one thinks or does. It can radically alter who an individual is. This means that if you or somebody who you love has endured a brain injury as a result of a mistake the somebody else has made, you should contact John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC.
Our expertise in this field of law is drawn from years of experience dealing with clients who have suffered similar injuries and then received compensation. We believe that anybody who has suffered through something like this needs to receive justice. Contact us today, and we will listen to you and help you.
What Type Of Injury Do I Have?
You may think that all forms of brain injuries are the same, but that is a little simplistic. There are two distinct forms of traumatic brain injury. First, one may suffer from a Penetrating Brain Injury. This occurs when a foreign object enters the skull. Second, one may have endured a Closed Brain Injury. This occurs when the brain moves within the skull in an unnatural way.
If you believe that you are suffering from one of these injuries, contact us. We will help you to discern the type of brain injury from which you or your loved one is suffering, and then we will determine to proceed.
Injuries To The Spinal Cord
Of course, brain injuries often involve injuries to the spinal cord. Since John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC has experience in handling this type of casework, we invite you to give us a call. We have handled related cases, such as complete spinal cord injuries, incomplete spinal corn injuries, and much more.
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If somebody has introduced this physical distress into your life, then you deserve justice. That is what we are committed to at John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC. Give us a call.