Kids and Concussions

February 2018

A concussion can can be caused by a blow or bump to the head.  A concussion can also be caused by a hit to the body that causes the brain to move back and forth quickly.  The fast movement of the brain causes the brain to bounce around inside the skull.  The movement of the brain can cause chemical changes in the brain and stretching that can damage brain cells.  In some cases, a collection of blood may pool in the brain.  This is a dangerous condition called a hematoma.

Children are susceptible to concussions due to the sports they play and their judgment about taking on risk.  If your child is injured, you should not try to determine the severity of the injury yourself.  Instead, you should seek the advice of a health care provider.  A child's concussion may not show immediate symptoms which makes diagnosing a concussion more difficult.

If your child has been injured due to the negligence of another, take time to make the informed choice.  Herrick & Hart has been representing the injured for over 65 years.  We have lawyers who focus on the area of personal injury law.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.

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