Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Maryland: Brain Injury – No Second ChanceMarch 23, 2013
Though plumbed by physicians, poets and scholars, the human brain remains the ultimate wonder of our world and the vehicle by which we experience that world. In recent years, greater attention has been paid to this marvelous organ as research urges protection of the brain from games, guns and accidents.
What is the latest?
- For the recently ended season, Pop Warner, the largest national youth football organization altered its rules to prohibit contact during the first two-thirds of each practice as well as drills involving head-on blocking and tackling. The organization based its rule change in part on research showing second-grade players sustained repeated impacts over the course of the season, some of which approximated the force of a college football hit.
- In June of 2012, over 2,000 former National Football League (NFL) players joined in a master complaint filed against the league in federal district court in Philadelphia. The lawsuit claims the NFL failed to address and protect players from the risks of repeated brain trauma.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced easing of regulations to assist service members receive health care for a condition linked to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Department of Defense (DOD) estimates over 250,000 military personnel have been diagnosed with TBI since 2000. Military personnel suffer TBI because of blast trauma, vehicle and training accidents.
Too prone to accidental injury, our fragile brain deserves our respect and care. Drive safe, wear helmets and keep your walkways clear. After a TBI, you do not get a second chance. If you or a loved one has suffered from non-accidental brain injuries, especially due to malpractice, contact a personal injury or medical malpractice lawyer in Maryland at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. for legal advice on how to get the compensation you deserve.