Skip to content

Sports Causing Brain Injuries in Children


Sports Causing Brain Injuries in Children

Recent studies have found that there have been a significant increase in sports-related brain injuries in children in the past ten years. It has also been found that children are more at risk of suffering a brain injury than an adult because their brains are still in development and fragile. 90% of deaths caused by brain injuries are children who are high school age or younger.

Another concern of doctors, and an injury specific to children, is trauma to the brain known as second-impact syndrome. This is when an already-injured brain receives a second injury before it has had a chance to heal. This syndrome can cause swelling of the cerebellum and death. No athletes over the age of 20 have suffered from this syndrome.

Causes of this spike in sports-related brain injuries in children are thought to be the recent focus on competitiveness and winning. Parents are encouraged to learn ways in which they can protect their child from brain injuries caused by a sport, such as by using protective head equipment.

If your child has suffered a brain injury, please contact the Charleston brain injury lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800.

Related Posts

Meet Steven Goldberg of the Steinberg Law Firm

In this episode of Standing Up for South Carolina, we meet attorney Steven Goldberg. Steven E. Goldberg joined the Steinberg Law Firm in 1993, following his father into a career…

Read More

Steinberg Law Firm Partners with St. Stephen Mayor and Community Activist to Resurrect Basketball Court

Steinberg Law Firm LLP, has teamed up to assist in resurrecting an outdoors basketball court with St. Stephen Mayor, John Rivers and St. Stephen community activist Willie Powell. Steinberg Law…

Read More