catastrophic injuries Archives

Post-concussion syndrome and TBI

Decades ago, young Ohio residents who chose to play contact sports may not have been given as stringent of protective gear as children are provided with now when they sign up for football, baseball, and even soccer. That is because medical research has shined a terrifying light on the devastation that concussions and other traumatic brain injuries can impose on those who suffer them. Brain injuries have been linked to progressive diseases like chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disorder that has claimed the lives of many professional football players.

Rehabilitation and the loss of empathy after a TBI

Much like the term implies, accidents can simply be just that, an accident. However, in some cases, a person is severely injured because of the negligence of another. Whether it is in an automobile crash, workplace accident, or medical mishap, an individual can suffer significant trauma. One of the most severe types of harm these individuals can face is a brain injury. Trauma to the head can interfere with one's cognitive abilities, making it challenging to maintain one's normal life, and the costs associated with treating and living with such an injury can be devastating.

Loss of companionship can be compensable after certain injuries

Getting the news that a loved one has suffered an accident in which they were seriously injured is many people's worst nightmare. Medical care is the best it's ever been, but there are no guarantees that someone who has suffered a catastrophic injury will ever fully recover. That's why it's good to think ahead and to discover whether a loved one's injury is due to another's negligence.

Catastrophic injuries jump at trampoline parks

Trampoline parks have surged in popularity and became a billion-dollar industry with hundreds of children bouncing and playing tag at these parks every weekend. But at least six people reportedly died in fatal injuries over the last seven years and others have suffered catastrophic injuries in accidents at these parks.

Bounce house fun can end dangerously

A bounce house that allows children to jump and cavort on an inflatable platform has become a fixture at birthday parties and picnics in this country. However, there were injuries every day involving these attractions, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Some of these have involved catastrophic injuries.

Helmet maker sued for alleged football death

Protective gear, such as football helmets, may not prevent catastrophic injuries despite assurances from manufacturers and athletic teams. A father in Ohio is believed to be the first person to sue a helmet maker for fatal head injuries his son suffered when playing football.

Court to decide if college concussion lawsuit can continue

The Ohio state Supreme Court will decide whether a widow can proceed with a lawsuit over claims that her husband suffered catastrophic injuries while playing football for Notre Dame in the 1970s. The former player was suffering from dementia and the early onset of Alzheimer's when he filed a lawsuit with his wife in Ohio in October of 2014. They named Notre Dame and the NCAA as defendants and claimed that these institutions displayed reckless disregard for the safety of football players by not educating and protecting players from concussions.

State fair accident victim settles for $1.7 million

An afternoon at the Ohio State Fair in July of 2017 quickly turned from family fun into unspeakable tragedy and permanent disability. An accident involving a ride at the Ohio State Fair caused one death and seven injuries. One of the victims who suffered catastrophic injuries is expected to receive a $1.7 million settlement.

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