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Researchers from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recently completed a study that revealed that the number of traumatic brain injuries suffered by children at playgrounds has risen sharply in recent years.
The study could lead to several different reactions by those who manage private playgrounds, public playgrounds and school playgrounds. This rise in traumatic brain injuries in children has also likely led to calls to children’s rights lawyers around the country who are being sought out for legal advice and analyses of incidents.
The researchers completed the study by reviewing statistics that are kept by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System–All Injury Program. The data was tracked between the years of 2001 and 2013. A link to the abstract of the study can be found here. Lawyers, neurosurgeons, public officials and concerned parents are all reacting strongly to the data that has been uncovered relating to traumatic brain injuries in children.
The study found the following:
Perhaps most importantly, the researchers concluded that “annual rate of TBI ED visits increased significantly from 2005 to 2013.”
More and more research has been released in recent years relating to the harm and potential harm done by traumatic brain injuries, even those that are seemingly minor in nature. As such, parents of children who are injured in this manner need to, first and foremost, seek the help of children’s rights lawyers who can review their specific situations and help them understand which party or parties could or should be held responsible for the harm that was inflicted.
Generally speaking, there are a few legal theories of liability that may be more likely to be present than others in any given traumatic brain injury situation. These include:
Overall, it can be difficult for anyone whose child has suffered a traumatic brain injury on a playground to understand what needs to be done in order to hold those responsible for this type of harm properly accountable.
If you find yourself in this situation, contact the children’s injury lawyers at the Gomez Trial Attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation.
John Gomez founded the firm alone in 2005. Today, John acts as President and Lead Trial Attorney. He has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator in three separate fields: Personal Injury, Insurance and Corporate Litigation. Since 2000, he has recovered over $800 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than 160 separate recoveries of one million dollars or more. A prolific trial lawyer, John has tried to jury verdict more than 60 separate cases.
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