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Triathlete seeks return of helmet after brain injury

The brain is a critical and delicate thing. Even the most minor of knocks can have lasting effects, depending on the part of the brain affected. The other great danger of brain injuries is that they do not always present themselves immediately. It can be days or even weeks before victims and their families find out that there is anything wrong.

As many patients in Maryland will already know, the first thing to do in the event of head trauma is to seek medical attention. However, once you have been treated and you know the extent of the damage, what happens next? If someone else caused your injury, you may want to seek compensation. For one Manhattan triathlete, matters were even more complicated.

The 55-year-old suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012 when he was participating in the New York City Triathlon. He suspects that his injury was largely brought on by defective headgear. However, he does not have the helmet to prove it. As such, he is attempting to obtain a court order compelling the Triathlon Club, a sports management company or the EMS company that took him to hospital, to return the headgear to him if it's still in their possession.

In the meantime, he simply has to live with his injury. Sadly many victims of brain injuries in Maryland suffer such significant changes that their life is transformed. If you or a loved one are in that position, an attorney could be useful to you. He or she can help you claim compensation for the damage done, so you can cover medical expenses and the damage done to your well-being.

Source: New York Post, "Triathlete who suffered brain injury wants defective helmet back," Kathianne Boniello, July 20, 2014

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