Children and Traumatic Brain Injury

Georgia B. Day

Among some of the most difficult injuries to diagnose, treat, or prove in a personal injury case, are brain injuries. Unfortunately, children are among those who are the most at risk for a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”).

Children and Brain Injuries

Playing school sports is one way in which children frequently incur brain injuries. These injuries can be anything from a mild concussion to a severe blow to the head that causes the child to lose consciousness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009, almost 250,000 children and adolescents aged 19 and younger received treatment for sports and recreation-related TBIs and concussions.

The long-lasting effects of a TBI are difficult to quantify. In addition, diagnosing a TBI can often be difficult.  This is because brain injuries can’t be “seen.” They often do not show up on MRIs or scans. Plus, TBI symptoms don’t always show up right away. When they do, the fact that the child is suffering from a brain injury might not be obvious. Some TBI symptoms can be as common as a headache.  may take weeks to

Long-lasting effects of TBI are difficult to quantify because brain injuries affect a person’s ability to think and process information. For children (and their parents) the long-term effects of a serious brain injury can be devastating. A serious brain injury can affect a child’s development. Research shows that the more serious the head injury, the more difficult it is for the individual to return to normal.

Doing Your Best To Prevent Brain Injuries

While you can’t put your child in a protective bubble, there are some things that parents can do to try to protect their children from brain injuries. For example, always make sure that your child is riding in a proper-fitting car seat or is wearing a seat belt when riding in the car.

If your child rides a bike or plays a contact sport or participates in a high-risk sport like horseback riding, make sure he has a properly fitting helmet designed for that particular sport.

Even a minor bump to the head should be taken seriously.

If your child’s injury was caused due to the negligence of another person, you should consult with brain injury counsel without delay.

Fighting Hard to Get Our Clients The Compensation They Deserve

If your child or someone you know has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another, contact us. We are personal injury and brain, injury attorneys. We offer free consultations. Our offices are Baton Rouge, and we serve Baker, Gonzales, Port Allen, New Orleans, Zachary, and several other cities in Louisiana. To schedule your free consultation, call ToDay at 225-200-0000 or contact us here.

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Justin A. Day

A proud graduate of Southern University Law Center and former president of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Justin is best known for providing his clients with the personal attention they need while fighting hard to get them the compensation they deserve. Justin and his team are not afraid to take on the tough cases or fight the good fight. Dedicated and tenacious, for over 18 years, Justin has consistently achieved superior results for the clients he serves.

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Georgia B. Day

Georgia B. Day

Georgia B. Day is an experienced personal injury and worker’s compensation attorney. A former Administrative Law Judge for the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Georgia is driven by a desire to obtain justice for individuals injured in the workplace and those who have been injured due to the carelessness of others. Georgia takes pride in providing her clients with the best possible representation. Polished and professional, Georgia is best known for her excellent work ethic, obtaining superior results, and her responsiveness to clients.

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