PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a leading cause of disability and death in the United States, contributing to around 30% of all injury-related deaths.
Across the US, more than 150 people die each and every day from TBI, with those who survive often facing symptoms and debilitating side-effects that can last a lifetime.
But it's not just adults who are at risk. In fact, TBI represents a little talked about, yet real public health concern for children as well, especially for those that participate in contact sports.
The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A. seeks to shed light on this growing health concern, educating clients and the public about the hazards of sports-related brain injury and on the rights they may have as a victim of negligence or for damages sustained due to the fault of involved parties.
From lack of supervision or medical support on the field, to defective or inadequate safety gear, The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A. is helping New Jersey families of children suffering from personal injury get the support they need and compensation they deserve.
Sports Related TBIs in Children – a serious health threat
Between 2003-2012 there were a total of 3,046 pediatric sports-related traumatic brain injuries reported in the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB), representing over 11,600 incidents nationwide. Out of these cases, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons reported in the Journal of Neurosurgery that around 47% of these injuries were due to the result of contact sports or falls.
The Effects of Sports Related TBIs
The effects of TBIs in kids, from school playgrounds or sports, can be devastating. Common symptoms of the aftermath include impaired memory, reduced cognitive function, a decrease in mobility, loss of sensation (taste, hearing, vision), and personality changes such as depression.
Such effects can have not only a lasting impact on those children affected, but can also put a significant emotional and financial strain on families of kids suffering from TBIs.
What Rights and Recourse do Parents Have?
According to The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, many parents in the aftermath of dealing with a child who has suffered a serious TBI don't know where to turn or what rights or recourse they may have against negligent parties or where to turn for help.
DeZao wants parents to know that the law is designed to assist those who suffer damages that occur despite little or no fault of their own. When a child's wellness, health or emotional state is compromised because of the negligent or irresponsible actions of another party, the law classifies that as a "personal injury".
Seeking legal counsel can help you determine who was at fault, who or what party may be liable under New Jersey law, and what types of compensation you may be entitled to.
As New Jersey personal injury attorneys, The Law Offices of James C. DeZao has a duty to apply the law and facts of each case, advocating on behalf of clients and fighting for every right and potentially compensation a family or individual may be entitled to.
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