Posted on September 24, 2015 in Personal Injury
Along with cooler weather, September also brings the start of many youth, high school, and college football seasons.It is more important than ever to be sure you are aware of the dangers that you or your loved ones may face while playing one of America’s favorite sports. Football has been revealed to be the cause of thousands of traumatic brain injuries over the last few decades. Research, as well as a high-profile lawsuit filed by former NFL players has shown that the beloved sport can be the cause of concussions and complications from those concussions which can last for years and may even be permanent. Even the most mild concussion can cause post-concussion syndrome, and along with post-concussion syndrome come other symptoms like migraine-like headaches, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, light sensitivity, and behavioral or emotional changes that last for years after the injury. Treating these symptoms can be complex, and the resulting medical bills can be quite expensive.
The research linking the sport to these serious injuries has brought about a change in the safety standards for the game from youth to professional football. It has also led to an increased responsibility for players’ injuries, which means that players can now more readily pursue personal injury claims against football organizations that risked the health of players. Players are able to recover damages for the pain and suffering they had to undergo due to a lack of proper care.
If you believe that you are suffering from symptoms related to a concussion suffered while playing football, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. It is likely that suffering a football related injury such as a concussion will allow you the opportunity to pursue a personal injury claim against the football organization in order to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by these injuries.
If you have been injured in a football accident, contact one of the Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Edelstein Law, LLP by calling (215) 893-9311 or contact us online to discuss your injury and claim.