Rising Danger in the NFL: Concussions

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Personal Injury, Worker Injuries | 0 comments

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury wherein the victim’s brain has been violently shaken and damaged after receiving significant force onto the head or body. This can have various physical effects, including constant headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, ringing in the areas, and vomiting, and cognitive effects, including difficulty in concentrating, memorizing, speaking, and understanding speech.

This kind of injury can be sustained in many scenarios, such as car accidents, workplace accidents, recreational accidents, and, the ones that are often overlooked, sports accidents, particularly in the NFL.

Finding fault

In the other scenarios, the victims are not necessarily at fault, because they can be involved in car accidents because of other reckless motorists, workplace accidents because of negligent employers, and recreational accidents because of defective facilities. But what about sports like the NFL?

American football has been known to be a violent sport, especially because of the intense collisions between players, as this can put players at risk of significant force onto the head that may lead into traumatic brain injuries such as concussions.

It can be argued that it is the players’ fault themselves, because they already know what they are getting into, yet they have pursued their careers and sacrificed their health just for the love of the game, money, and fame.

But not because they have willingly dived into the game knowing the occupational hazards, it automatically means that they are at fault, because the NFL organization or the team management can play a role as well.

Finding solutions

The NFL organization and team management can actually encourage concussions, in the sense that the organization has failed to recognize the risk of brain injuries and the management has failed to cater to their players’ safety.

According to the website of Ali Mokaram Lawyer, coaches may encourage players to continue to play after getting banged up, and these professionals may not be able to disobey because of how their contracts are often partially dependent on field performance.

So, even if the players enter the game knowing the risks of injuries such as concussions, other people, such as those from the NFL organization and team management, can unwarrantedly increase those risks.

Today, a lot of former NFL players have stood up and taken their cases to court to fight this negligent idea that these third parties can just put players out there with increased risk of concussions. This can shake the entire league and may force it to implement more restrictions to prevent such injuries.

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Its Symptoms

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

The brain is obviously one of the most important parts of the body, that is why a traumatic brain injury can have significant effects in your life. A traumatic brain injury occurs when an outside force damages the brain. This force may come from various scenarios, like car accidents, explosions, product defects, and work-related accidents.

According to the Denville personal injury attorneys of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, a traumatic brain injury caused by a negligent or reckless party may be subject to a lawsuit, so it is very clear that such an injury are taken seriously even be non-medical professionals.

Mild traumatic brain injury

Also known as concussion, a mild traumatic brain injury may knock out a person for 30 minutes or less. But it can also not knock you out but will leave you feeling dazed. The symptoms of having mild traumatic brain injury include:

  • Concentration problems
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness and fatigue
  • Feelings of anxiety or depression
  • Memory issues
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensory problems like blurred vision and ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity to light or sound

These symptoms may come immediately after the injury, but there are instances where they only arise after a few days or weeks.

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

Concussion lawyer, Ali Mokaram, claims that moderate to severe traumatic brain injury has the same symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury, but the extent of the symptoms is much more serious and longer-lasting. Other symptoms may include the following:

  • Coma
  • Convulsions
  • Dilation of pupils
  • Fluids in the nose and ears
  • Numbness in fingers and toes
  • Poor body coordination
  • Trouble speaking

Moderate traumatic brain injury is most likely sustained if you have been unconscious for more than 30 minutes, while a severe one if you have been knocked out for more than 24 hours.

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How To Prevent Amusement Park Injuries

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

From roller coasters, Ferris wheels, to water rides and carnival games, amusement parks have undoubtedly gained popularity as an attraction. These places have provided guests with a fun experience. However, that excitement can turn into horror when guests sustain a serious injury after riding in one of the rides. While the risk of being killed in an amusement park ride is at 1 in 750 million based on estimates by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), amusement park accidents can still happen.

The website of Williams Kherkher revealed that there are different causes of amusement park injuries and oftentimes the result can be devastating. Here are some safety tips to ensure that your family will have a great time with the different amusement park rides:

1. Observe the ride first before trying It out

At first glance, some rides may not look scary. Some start slow and may appear safe for the most timid rider. However, looks can be deceiving. So before boarding, watch the ride first. Likewise, observe the ride operator. If they look unqualified to handle the ride, by all means don’t let your kids ride.

2. Don’t assume that a ride is safe

While amusement parks are inspected and regulated, that does not mean that they are already safe. Park operators usually do not release the safety information of their rides so don’t think that these attractions are safe.

3. Check straps and ensure that lap bars are right for kids

When boarding a ride, always double check your safety gears yourself. While attendants will do that, there is nothing wrong with doing last minute checks yourself.

4. Follow all height and weight restrictions

Height and weight limits are not designed to prevent fun. They are there for safety reasons. So in order to prevent serious injuries, make sure to strictly adhere to these rules.

5. Resist the urge to stand up and extend your hand outside the ride

While amusement parks have safety features such as walls on either side, exposing your hands and feet is a “no-no.” It is important for kids, especially to understand the importance of safety instructions.

These 5 safety tips can help ensure that you have the best time of your life when taking your kids and yourself out for a ride in the amusement park.

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