Life with ADHD poses some challenges, as you well know as the parent of a child with ADHD. Some things may be more difficult for your child to do, but did you know that ADHD could also put your child at greater risk of suffering long term brain injuries?
New Study Finds Children With ADHD at Greater Risk of Suffering Moderate Disability After Brain Injury
The study, published online in the June 25 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics, looked at medical charts of children who suffered mild traumatic brain injuries. The researchers found that six months following the mild traumatic brain injury diagnosis:
- 25% of children with ADHD had a moderate disability compared to 2% of children without ADHD.
- 56% of children with ADHD had completely recovered compared to 84% of children without ADHD.
While you may be able to help protect your child from some brain injuries, such as those that may occur in contact sports, you cannot protect your child from all possible brain injuries. You cannot, for example, prevent all car accidents that occur because of the negligence of other drivers.
Call a Kentucky Brain Injury Lawyer If Your Child Has Been Hurt
Whether or not your child has ADHD, your child may be able to recover damages for his or her brain injuries. For more information about your child’s legal rights and possible recovery, we encourage you to contact an experienced Louisville brain injury lawyer for a free consultation. We can be reached via this website or by calling 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 today.