March 10, 2011 - Medline Plus reports that according to a new study, concussions in high school athletes are increasing, which means student athletes are 4 times more likely to suffer a concussion today in comparison to 10 years ago.
Additionally, it was found that football players are at the highest risk for concussion as the result of a sports injury. Other sports that are found to lead to concussions include soccer, lacrosse and basketball.
Research from the American Journal of Sports Medicine indicates that in 1997, approximately 1 in 10,000 children were likely to suffer a concussion from a sports injury. Today, it has increased to 5 in every 10,000 children.
Despite these findings, researchers are not entirely clear on what has caused the increase. One of the potential reasons is a greater awareness of concussion symptoms. And with more and more children playing at a maximum level, their chances of head injury increase.
Concussions can lead to serious complications, including:
If your child suffered a concussion or other serious sports injury and you believe it was the result of a coach's negligence-such as the failure to bench an injured player or to enforce safety standards-and it has led to serious medical consequences, a Philadelphia sports injury attorney can talk to you about your options for legal recourse.
Help After a Philadelphia Sports Accident
If your child has sustained a serious sports injury because of another's negligence, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that result. Contact a Philadelphia sports injury attorney at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.