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Study finds concussions still a concern for sports head injuries

It may seem like since concussions and football have faded from mass media coverage, that it is no longer a problem. But a recent study from the Harris Health System found that football and soccer players are still subject to dangerous levels of concussions, despite recent advances in safety gear and legislation. This study illustrates that continued reform and advances in safety technology are necessary to address these issues.

According to the Sports Concussion Institute, football remains the dominate sport that puts males at risk for concussions (at a 75 percent chance of suffering a concussion). For females, it is soccer (at a 50 percent chance of a concussion). As you can see, these numbers are not an "if" scenario but a "when" for the children engaged.

A study from the Harris Health System found that 53 percent of student athletes sustained a concussion prior to participation in high school sports. Furthermore, the study found that college kids with a history of multiple concussions composed 36 percent of collegiate athletes.

These high numbers put student and collegiate athletes at a seriously enhanced risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

If your child suffered a brain injury, then you may want to contact a lawyer to review his or her rights to recovery. The severity of brain injuries is difficult to assess because the full extent of the damage may not be known for weeks or months. It is important that you keep your child's options open because you may not be aware of the extent of the long-term care he or she may require. You may need a settlement to pay for those medical costs. A lawyer can help you secure fair compensation for your child's injuries.

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