Recently, a great deal of attention has been placed on educating the public about the long term dangers of concussions and traumatic brain injuries, particularly in the game of football. For decades, professional commentators have shadowed the dangers of the sport by using such phrases as “getting one’s bell rung.”
These types of phrases severely downplay the severity of experiencing multiple head injuries. Having several concussions can lead to blurred vision, memory loss, nausea, confusion and even unconsciousness. Neurologists say once a person experiences a concussion, he or she is four times more likely to sustain a second. Furthermore, after suffering from several of injuries, it requires less of a force each time to cause a concussion and requires even more time to recover.
The NFL and athletic programs across the nation are making efforts to change the perceptions of head injuries and inform the public on the surrounding dangers associated with the game. In fact, a new federal study claims that the number of athletic children going to the hospital is up 60 percent from the previous decade. Athletic programs are also taking the necessary precautions to provide proper treatment of brain injury symptoms.
Doehrman Chamberlain - Indianapolis injury attorneys