Kenneth Goldblatt | October 20, 2018 | Personal Injury
The experts at Goldblatt & Associates P.C. work with Long Island Head Injury patients all the time. Families and people suffering from Head Injuries come to Goldblatt & Associates P.C. because of the work they do with clients and the reputation they’ve built by being there for their clients complete needs. Sadly, these head injuries are no limited to adults.
Emergency room visits by children and adolescents for brain injuries jumped more than 60 percent over an eight-year period, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said the increase was believed to be a result of increased awareness of concussions and other head injuries.
The report said emergency rooms recorded an increase of visits from 153,375 in 2001 to 248,418 in 2009 among those 19 years old and younger because of traumatic brain injuries sustained in recreational activities. According to the study, the sports most likely to lead to the injuries are bicycling, football, playground activities, basketball and soccer.
“We believe that one reason for the increase in emergency department visits among children and adolescents may be a result of the growing awareness among parents and coaches, and the public as a whole, about the need for individuals with a suspected T.B.I. to be seen by a health care professional,” said Dr. Linda C. Degutis, director of the C.D.C.’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Concussions and their debilitating effects have been receiving increased attention, particularly in the N.F.L., which has taken steps to reduce the number of head injuries to players after years of distancing itself from research about the lasting impact of such injuries. The N.H.L. was also slow to adjust its rules to address the issue and was set to open its season Thursday with one of its best players, Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh, sidelined because of the lasting effects of a concussion.
The issue has also become a flashpoint in youth sports. According to a recent report by the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, more than 500,000 concussions are sustained by the 4.4 million children who play tackle football.
As of this article, 32 states had passed legislation mandating concussion education for young athletes, parents and coaches.
The law firm of Goldblatt & Associates, P.C. is here to answer all your questions and provide peace of mind in any way we can. Those who’ve never hired a Long Island Head Injury lawyer before may be wary of attorneys and nervous about the process. You must remember that our attorneys are here to serve your family. Our job is to make sure your rights are protected.
To learn more about Head Injuries, contact the Long Island Traumatic Brain Injury lawyers at Goldblatt and Associates to schedule a free consultation. We serve accident victims throughout New York State including Montauk, Dix Hills, Mineola, Syossett, Jericho, Great Neck, and Hemptstead. We offer a free consultation, and receive no fee unless we are successful. Call 1-800-567-9888 today.