After your child banged his head while playing sports, he was examined by the trainers and doctors and given a clean bill of health. As a parent, however, you aren’t so sure. You are concerned something could develop down the line. The truth is, you have every right to be concerned.
The Signs of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children
Not all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) show symptoms right after a head injury. Many trainers and athletes assume that if the signs of a TBI aren’t immediately displayed, then an injury doesn’t exist. This kind of thinking could lead to an unfortunate death. The symptoms of a TBI aren’t always obvious, but by looking for the common signs, you could save your child’s life. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Anxiety for no apparent reason
- “Seeing stars” and feeling dazed, lightheaded, and dizzy
- Blurred vision and sensitivity to light
- Memory loss, including not remembering what happened right before and after the injury
- Difficulty with coordination and balance
- Slurred speech or saying things that don’t make sense
- Problems concentrating, thinking, or making decisions
It is extremely important to take your child to see a medical professional after experiencing any kind of head injury. Keep in mind that playing sports is one of the most common ways young people experience TBIs. Children ages 15 to 19 are in the age group that sustains brain injuries most often.
Did a TBI Cause the Death of Your Child?
Losing a child is difficult enough, but when it happens due to someone else’s negligence, the pain is almost unbearable. Although nothing can bring your child back, you can make those responsible accountable for their actions.
The legal team at Wayne Wright LLP has helped many in the Austin area receive the compensation they deserve due to a wrongful death, and may be able to do the same for you. Schedule your free case evaluation by calling 800-237-3334.