Concussions can occur in car collisions or accidents, from falls in nursing homes, or many other scenarios. Concussions are serious injuries and can create long term problems and require expensive medical care.
Public awareness of the seriousness of these injuries is growing, in part due to veterans coming back with concussion injuries, and the recent claims against the NFL by players in the legal area. In response the NFL has set out new health and safety policies for football games to protect players, including immediate examinations by team physicians after symptoms of head trauma appear.
Whether playing in the NFL or high school football, whether at work or driving a car, concussions should be taken seriously by everyone.
Symptoms of a concussion (as explained by the NFL) are: “loss of consciousness; unresponsiveness; disorientation or an inability to respond appropriately to questions; amnesia; headache, nausea and/or dizziness; abnormal neurological findings; or progressive, persistent or worsening symptoms.” NFL, union try to change culture on concussions, by Barry Wilner, http://www.seattlepi.com/sports/article/NFL-union-try-to-change-culture-on-concussions-3964608.php#ixzz29n4r01At.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a concussion due to the negligence or fault of someone else, call our office for a free consultation.