In recent years, the National Football League (NFL) has come under fire for its lack of player protection with respect to head injuries. Needless to say, many a lawyer has been involved in the matter.
With players like the late Junior Seau of the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots tracing their physical, mental, and emotional health problems to the trauma their heads underwent during their years as football players, it’s no surprise that, at least in the case of Seau, the occasional wrongful death suit comes about.
Needless to say, progress is being made to protect future generations. Recently, the American Medical Associate (AMA) announced changes to its policies in an effort to advance diagnosis, improve treatment and pinpoint realistic health outcomes for young athletes living both here in Salt Lake City and out on the East Coast. More specifically, the AMA has placed a great deal of emphasis on the temporary removal of young athletes who’ve at minimum been suspected of having received a concussion.
While extreme to some, seeing as how the effects of brain trauma can last a lifetime, the AMA’s declaration has been met with widespread approval. For parents of athletes hoping to protect their children from lifelong pain or even wrongful death, if headaches, dizziness or nausea continually plague your young athlete, a concussion might have taken place.
Needless to say, if something unjust has occurred and your child was forced to play with a concussion, consider speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer right here in Salt Lake City to better understand your options.