Sports-Related Brain Injuries On The Rise

An increase in the number of sports related traumatic brain injuries has many neurological surgeons and families of athletes concerned with the quality of protective gear.

The Brain Injury Resource Center estimates 300,000 traumatic brain injuries a year are sports-related with concussions being the most common. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons declared traumatic brain injuries to be the leading cause of death from sports-related injuries. According to the Association, from 2008 to 2009 the number of traumatic brain injuries in baseball and softball increased by more than a third, from 26,964 to 38,394. Cycling and football top the list with the highest number of brain injuries.

Dr. Jeff Cone, a Texas neurologist, said equipment is safer now than it was a decade ago, but there is still room for improvement in the design of equipment and prevention of traumatic brain injuries.

At Broussard & David, we know a traumatic brain injury can be critical and life altering. Our attorneys have experience representing clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries because of another’s negligence We also represent clients whose loved ones have a brain injury.

We know that you will want to make sure that an insurance company pays for any future medical care you will need to recover from your injury. You will also very likely want to get your current related medical costs covered, as well as be compensated for lost (and future) wages. At Broussard & David, we will do our best to make sure that your needs are efficiently and appropriately seen to by the negligent party.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury because another party was negligent or someone you love died because of a traumatic brain injury, call Broussard & David at (888) 337- 2323 (toll free) or (337) 233-2323 (local) to speak to an attorney.