New Study Aims to Help Reduce Traumatic Brain Injury Counts in Athletes and Soldiers

Two of the most common victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) today are soldiers and athletes. Concussions have risen in high school athletes by as much as 200 percent over the past decade and a similar increase has been reported in collegiate and some professional sports as well. Furthermore, around one-third of soldiers returning from duty overseas are diagnosed with a TBI.

Our Terre Haute brain injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that in order to help reduce these numbers, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Department of Defense have partnered to conduct a study on TBI victims.

According to an article from ESPN, the organizations have an estimated 35,000 participants who are collegiate athletes or cadets at U.S. military academies. Those individuals taking part in the $22 million study will be followed for several years not only to determine the frequency at which TBIs occur, but also the impact those injuries later have on the victim’s activities.

The aim of the study is to create better and more efficient injury management techniques.

Our Terre Haute personal injury attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that it could take years for researchers to draw any significant conclusions. So, in the meantime, both athletes and soldiers should take precautions to help avoid TBIs. One of the best ways for these individuals to protect themselves is by wearing safety equipment, such as helmets.

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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.

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