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

Caregivers Must be on the Lookout for Signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Caregivers Must be on the Lookout for Signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome

The thought of someone abusing a child, especially an infant, is heartbreaking. Unfortunately, it happens every day. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the number one killer of child abuse victims. These children, most just infants, sustain these injuries at the hands of the very people who are supposed to take care of them: their parents and their caregivers. What Is SBS? Shaken Baby Syndrome is a form of traumatic brain injury that occurs when a child, most often an infant, is shaken violently, hit, or dropped. The majority of victims of SBS Continue reading

More Attention Needs To Be Focused On Understanding The Impact Of Brain Injuries In Children

I confess that I was once a believer that the entire discussion about traumatic brain injuries (TBI's) and their long-term impacts was a bit overdone.  As someone who had grown up playing sports and of course riding bikes helmetless, I had become used to hearing someone say, 'I got a ringer' or "just shake it off' after big hit in hockey.  Certainly advances in medicine have helped me appreciate the significance of these very misunderstood injuies. Today, I'd like to think that I'm both a little more compassionate and a little more educated Continue reading

7 Steps To Help Your Child’s Personal Injury Or Medical Malpractice Case

When you become aware of an injury to your child, you should obviously get medical attention as soon as feasible.  After your child's condition has stabilized, it is important to get into ‘fact collection mode’. In fact collection mode, you are beginning to collect information about the incident, and they type of injuries your child sustained.. Doing some preliminary work early on, will help ensure valuable evidence is protected to maximize the chances of a successful recovery on your child's behalf. While you may suggest that your Continue reading

Researchers Provide Hope For Children Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries

Almost 500,000 children suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year in the United States.  These injuries are among the leading causes of death or long-term neurologic impairments in the young.  About 18% of all traumatic brain related emergency room visits involve children ages zero to four years old.     Traumatic brain injuries are the result of trauma or a blow to the head.  Depending on the extent of the damage and the area affected, these injuries can vary greatly.  Consequencescan include changes affecting thinking, learning, Continue reading