According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result from sports and recreation activities in the U.S. each year. Of those children, approximately 165,000 require hospitalization.
The most frequent causes of TBI are related to:
It can be difficult for a parent to diagnose this type of injury as many children do not demonstrate visible impairments after a head injury. The symptoms depend on the extent and location of the brain injury and can vary greatly.
Children who suffered TBI may experience some or all of the following:
There is a free guideline available for parents and care providers that provides more details about what your child may experience with TBI. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also has a Traumatic Brain Injury program for families that may lead you to local resources for assistance.
Having a child with this diagnosis is stressful both emotionally and financially for the entire family. If you believe that your child’s injury was the result of unsafe choices or conduct of others feel free to call and discuss the situation with our legal team. We have experience with these types of cases and understand the legal and medical issues as well as the family struggles. For free information about your legal rights, please click here or call Regan Zambri & Long PLLC at 202-463-3030.Tagged brain injury, concussion