Are Serious Childhood Brain Injuries Becoming More Common in Kentucky?

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If you are over the age of 35, or you talk to someone who is older, than it may seem like serious childhood brain injuries and concussions are much more prevalent today than they were a few decades ago. It wasn’t that long ago that children rode bikes without helmets or traveled in cars without seat belts.

It May Not Be the Number of Kids Who Have Suffered Serious Childhood Brain Injuries That Has Changed

While it is difficult to find reliable statistics to compare the number of serious childhood brain injuries now to years past, there are some things that we know have changed. For example, there has been a significant change in:

  • Awareness – Parents, coaches, school officials and doctors may all have better information about the signs and symptoms of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries than they did a few decades ago. Accordingly, this may lead to more children getting treatment for head injuries.
  • Education – The short term and long term consequences of brain injuries are better understood. This may also lead to more children getting treatment for head or brain injuries.
  • Treatment – More is understood now about how to treat children with brain injuries.

There is still a lot to be learned about childhood brain injuries. We don’t know everything that there is to know about them yet and research is continuing. However, great strides have been made and continue to be made on behalf of injured children.

Call a Kentucky Brain Injury Lawyer If Your Child’s Been Hurt

If your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury then he or she may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain, suffering and other damages. Please contact an experienced Kentucky brain injury attorney today at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 to learn more.