NFL Awards Over $35 Million To Research Brain Health
The last decade has been eye-opening when it comes to the long-term consequences of brain injuries for sports players, particularly those in the NFL. Now, the sports league has awarded more than $35 million dollars to multiple research centers to look into the effects of head injuries on players.
This the just part of the overall $100 million the NFL is devoting to the subject. More money is has gone to technological research to improve helmet safety for players.
At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we know that sports injuries happen, not only to professional players, but also to those in college, high school, and recreational leagues across many sports.
Do you know where to turn if you or a loved one suffer from a sports injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence?
If you need a Dallas sports injury attorney, you can count on our team to work with you to secure the compensation you need.
Common Sports Injuries
While we know that injuries are a possibility in any sport, there are times when the actions of other players or coaches put players at more risk than they should be. This can include intentional fouls, reckless acts, or players being forced to play even though they are already injured.
Here are some common sports injuries that occur:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Sprains and strains
- ACL tears
- Repetitive motion injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries
We want to discuss the seriousness of traumatic brain injuries, particularly the most common form – concussions. There are an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States each year, with most of them occurring in children and teens who play sports. This number is low, as it is estimated that as many as 50 percent of concussions are not reported.
Coaches need to follow strict concussion protocols when a player takes a hard blow to the head. This is because the effects on the brain are cumulative from successive concussions. In other words, if a player is allowed to continue to play after a mild concussion, they could suffer serious brain trauma if they receive another one.
It is irresponsible and negligent to allow a player to return to the field before being cleared by a medical professional.
What You Can Do
We know that dealing with an injury like this was the last thing you expected, but we want to help. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work for you. We want to make sure you do not have to worry about how to pay your medical expenses, especially when someone else is to blame for your injuries. Why should you be put into financial jeopardy if someone else has caused you harm?
When you need a Dallas sports injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.