Athletes, Coaches, Parents-New Tool in the War Against Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can result in a degenerative brain disease known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). We have written extensively on this site about the state of research and law aimed at the prevention, treatment and advocacy for victims of this debilitating condition.(see myaccidentlaw.com/blog keyword, brain injury, concussions, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy).
Most victims of serious brain injuries are sustained upon impact or collision (as in a motor vehicle accident, especially motorcycle accidents or bicycle accidents) a fall from a bed (nursing home accidents) or as an athlete in a sport where tackling, checking or blocking are involved (think football or hockey).
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implemented a new website designed to keep athletes and the public safe from concussions. The new website is beneficial to everyone but parents and coaches should pay special attention to the free online course designed to aid in the recognition and response to potential head injuries. The course offers a cerificate at course completion as proof of the individuals readiness to recognize the situations where brain concusions are likely to occur and the symptoms of any potential brain injuries.
Grazian and Volpe cautions all clients and the general public that a concussion cannot be diagnosed without medical testing and that it may be hours or days after the injury before victims may experience or report symptoms. Knowledge and prompt attention are key to minimizing the medical impact of brain injury. Please share this site with any and all persons you know so that we can all help safeguard our families and loved ones: www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/youth.html
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