Children and teenagers are particularly susceptible to the damaging effects of sports-related head injuries. Because their heads and brains have not finished growing, traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, can cause serious lifelong neurological problems.
Some reports have shown that kids who play hockey on teams that allow body-checking are three times more likely to sustain a concussion and other serious injuries than those who play in leagues that do not allow body-checking.
Sports-related head injuries in children often include concussions. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
The knowledgeable Chicago child head injury attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC focus on representing the victims of sports-related head injuries, including children who have suffered a sports-related head injury. If your child has suffered a sports-related head injury, such as a concussion, do not hesitate to contact one of our skilled Chicago child brain injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation.
If you suspect that your child has suffered a head injury, such as a concussion, while playing sports, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you:
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, there were an estimated 446,788 sports-related head injuries in 2009. Some of the most common sports and recreational activities that cause head injuries, include:
Children may experience some or all of the same concussion symptoms as adults, but they may also experience some of the following concussion symptoms:
If you or a loved one has suffered a sports-related concussion, contact the Chicago sports concussion lawyers at Ankin Law Offices to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible cause of action to obtain compensation for the sports-related head injuries.