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Concussions and High School Sports – Dangers, Detection, and After Effects

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Rhode Island and other states, high school athletes suffer head injuries / concussions every day. Some refer to concussions / brain injuries as the Invisible Injury. Since signs, symptoms, and after effects can be subtle and sometimes undetected by parents and medical providers, it is called the Invisible Injury. This makes it even more important for coaches, trainers, Emergency Rooms, doctors, and parents to use due diligence in examining the student athlete and conducting necessary medical testing and evaluation to help diagnose the injury and effects from the same. It is also important for parents and coaches to rest or sideline the athlete if it is in the child’s best interest to rest the brain and keep the child from re injuring the same area of the head or even a different area of the head. A recent article provided interesting and important information by spot lighting the head injuries / concussions of a few student athletes in Rhode Island. You can read this story at Concussion: The Invisible Injury.