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Traumatic brain injury doesn’t just happen to men on the football field or in a war

The latest concern about the advent of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the rising occurrence of TBI in teenage girl’s soccer. American football leads the parade, but no one gave much thought to girl’s soccer competitions. It’s well known the NFL reached a $765 settlement with players and other affected personnel, as the result of a mass lawsuit that said brain injuries from playing football resulted in lasting damage. Like football, girl’s soccer will see even more injuries as time passes. A settlement only takes care of the past. It does not address future consequences.

There are at least 1.7 million incidents in the U.S. every year in which a brain injury occurs. Each year, that number creeps up. The scary thing is there is nothing one can do to prevent them, as even wearing a regulation helmet of some type does not prevent the brain from getting bounced about inside the skull and getting bruised and swelling. The key is rapid medical intervention.

Should you suffer TBI as a result of the negligence of someone else, you need to speak with a skilled brain injury attorney. Find out your legal rights and how to obtain proper compensation for your injuries.