Should ‘Heading’ Be Removed From Children’s Soccer Leagues?

Should ‘Heading’ Be Removed From Children’s Soccer Leagues?

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, brain trauma caused by sports has increased about 60% in the last decade. Concussions are common injuries sustained by children when they are playing their favorite sport, but this does not make it okay. Any game involving a ball has the potential to hurt a child severely. If this can be prevented, it should be done so in all possible cases. Heading in Soccer Games A specific concern parents have regarding sport related injuries are those game practices, which purposefully Continue reading

How Was A House Painter Awarded $58 Million After Losing Half His Skull in a Bar Room Beating?

By attorney Jon Rosenfeld - I am always culling the news stations to learn about strange, or unusual cases involving negligence. This is a very intriguing story about a fellow who was seriously harmed in a bar room brawl. House painter Antonio Lopez Chaj, age 43 sustained severe brain damage that resulted in the loss of half of his skull and the inability to speak, has been awarded $58 million dollars by a jury. At a news conference Chaj and his attorneys stated that there was an award against a security company in Torrance Superior Continue reading

Pediatric Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?

Pediatric Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?

The injuries inflicted on a child during a car accident can have lifelong consequences. With head trauma and brain injuries, sometimes these consequences will not be apparent until later in a child’s life. Head injuries are the most common injury that children suffer from in car accidents. The Statistics In a study conducted by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010, they reported that children under the age of one are at a much higher risk of sustaining head injuries in car accidents than other children. The most Continue reading

Childhood Brain Injuries May Lead To Criminal Behavior

Childhood Brain Injuries May Lead To Criminal Behavior

A new study suggests that brain injuries in children can lead to criminal behavior later in life. When a child sustains a brain injury (see here), many difficulties can arise in how their brain can function. Although some symptoms from the injury are apparent right away, others may take years to identify. Brain injuries can affect the way that a child’s brain develops; causing delay or dysfunction in the way they process information, perform physical tasks and in their social and behavioral aptitude. University of Exeter Study Professor Huw Continue reading

Child Abuse Can Be Responsible For Injury To The Brain & Delayed Development

Child Abuse Can Be Responsible For Injury To The Brain & Delayed Development

It is not just physical abuse that can affect and damage developing brains in children. According to recent findings, emotional abuse and neglect can also have an impact on how a child’s brain develops, leaving them more likely to have learning and emotional disabilities, as they grow older. Early Childhood Affects On The Brain A neurologist from the University of California, Los Angles recently released brain scans of two 2-year old children who both came from very different home environments. One child came from a loving home while the Continue reading