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Medical Study Shows that Parents Do Suffer Emotional Trauma After a Child Suffers an Injury

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Researchers / doctors at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that approximately 37 percent of parents suffered traumatic stress and high levels of anxiety as a result of a child who suffered personal injuries. Parents often times have difficulty coping with a serious personal injury to a child. It can be difficult for parents to discuss their emotions or cope when a helpless and innocent child is injuries. Most parents do their best to protect their children and provide their children with the best life possible. Unfortunately, in an instant, all this can change due to injuries caused by automobile accidents, medical malpractice, playground incidents, school injuries, and other causes. It can be especially difficult to cope with a child injury if the injury was wholly preventable with better supervision or attention. Studies like the ones at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia show how difficult it can be for a parent trying to cope with serious personal injuries to a child. You can read more about this topic and get a link to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia website at Emotional Trauma After a Child’s Injury.

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