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Sports-related concussions in Rancho Bernardo need to be taken extremely seriously, whether they impact minors or adults, and whether they are a first-time injury or a subsequent concussion. Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). While they might be described as “mild” in comparison with more moderate or severe forms of head trauma, they are nonetheless significant injuries that affect the brain. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, sustaining a concussion could increase a person’s risk of experiencing additional sports-related injuries in the future. Accordingly, if a party bears liability for a sports-related concussion, there is a possibility that they could be liable for subsequent injuries that arise out of that TBI.

What do you need to know about the recent study and its implications? Consider the following information.

Athletes May Need Additional Time to Recover from Concussions

New Court Documents on NFL Brafile3091346979128in Injuries

Even after the NFL settlement related to concussions and traumatic brain injuries last summer, many former players are still not satisfied.  A current lawsuit accuses the NFL of “hiding information that linked concussions to brain injuries,” according to a recent story from ABC News.  In response to those accusations, the NFL filed documents suggesting that “NFL players are likely to suffer chronic brain injury at a significantly higher rate than the general population,” and “show neurocognitive impairment at a much younger age.”

What kinds of long-term symptoms do tackle football players experience?  According to the article, the following statistics concern rates for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia:

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