Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 9:00 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have seen a nearly 60% increase in brain injuries in children to young adults over the past eight years. In 2001, there were a reported 153,375 traumatic brain injuries. Those number increased to 248,418 in 2009.
Many of the injuries in children were a result from playground tumbles, bicyclists, and football players. Young boys are more likely to suffer from brain injuries than girls; nearly 71% of emergency room visits were for boys. Of these visits, 70.5% were for boys between the ages of ten and nineteen.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can include concussions, nausea, headaches, blurry vision, sensitivity to light and sound, as well as dizziness.
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, contact the New Jersey brain injury lawyers Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529 today.