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What Are Canada’s Law Regarding Athletes and Head Injuries?

Published on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm in Brain Injury.

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As any athlete will tell you, injuries are typically a part of participating in any sport. They can happen during practice, at a training facility, in a school gym, or on the field or court. While the majority of injuries can be easily treated, there are those, like concussions, that can compromise an athlete’s ability to function or be life-threatening.

High-impact sports like football and hockey can easily result in a concussion if a player sustains a blow to the head. Even a minor hit can be enough to cause the brain to make contact with the skull. It’s important for athletes, coaches, and others to be aware of concussions and their impact. While there aren’t many Canadian laws regarding athletes and head injuries in British Columbia, there are some regarding youth sports.

What Other Sports Cause Brain Injuries?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 2:34 pm in Brain Injury.

Even a minor brain injury has the potential to completely change the course of a person’s life. While sport-related injuries rarely result in fatalities, sports and other recreational activities account for a significant number of traumatic brain injuries – especially among those between the ages of five and 19.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 46,000 children and teens are diagnosed with concussions in emergency departments every year. The majority of these injuries occur while participating in a sport. While it’s common to associate brain injuries with hockey, there are a number of sports that can pose a risk to players. If you or a family member participates in sports, it’s crucial to understand what the risks are for sustaining a brain injury, and what can be done to reduce the chance of getting hurt.

The Hidden Dangers of Repeated Concussion Injuries

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm in Brain Injury.

Head injuries are among the most catastrophic because a person’s cognition, motor skills, and memory can be negatively impacted. While it may seem like a minor concussion isn’t a big deal, especially because of how commonly they occur in activities like sports, repeated head injuries can cause life-altering brain conditions and diseases.

Recognizing the hidden dangers of repetitive concussions is important if you or a loved one has sustained multiple injuries. You may be able to seek medical treatments to prevent serious deterioration. If you know you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, our attorneys maye able to help you take legal action.

Why is Brain Injury a Risk to Football Players?

Published on Oct 31, 2018 at 4:28 pm in Brain Injury.

Football is one of the most popular sports in Canada. Whether a young person is learning how to play the game for the first time, or your family and friends have gathered to watch your favorite teams play, football offers a sense of community. While we love to watch the game and root for our favorite players, there are serious and sometimes deadly consequences associated with the sport that need to be discussed.

When considering the nature of the game, it’s easy to see how players can be injured. Sprains, broken bones, and bruises are definitely common. But more dangerous and less visible consequences lurk every time a player gets hit in the head. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are becoming more and more common among football players.

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