Properly Diagnosing a Sports Concussion From a Sports Brain Injury

Sporting accidents are a major cause of traumatic brain injury. Any time an individual engaged in a sporting activity receives a blow to the head or strikes his/her head, a sideline evaluation must be performed. It is important that repeated insults to the brain be avoided within a short period of time.The American Academy of Neurology has set forth a way for coaches and others at a sporting event to determine when and how long a player should be removed from play. REMEMBER, YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS TO HAVE SUSTAINED A CONCUSSION.

At DE CARO & KAPLEN, LLP, we believe that the best cure for a brain injury is prevention. That’s why we support community efforts to have both adults and children always wear a properly fitted helmet when bicycle riding, in line skating, skate boarding, rollerblading, skiing, ice skating and when playing football, baseball and hockey