Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lawyers Can Help Teenage TBI Victims

Vehicular or sports injuries can easily lead to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among teens. Though boys are more likely to sustain a brain injury (two to three for every female), when it comes to the emotional distress a teenager would experience after a TBI, girls are more likely to engage in more harmful and serious behavioral problems than boys, a recent study showed.

Conducted among 9,288 students between Grades 7 and 12 in Ontario, the study found that, though both sexes are prone to dangerous behaviors, girls are more likely to engage in more harmful behavior--such as smoking marijuana, binge drinking, and contemplating suicide--than boys.

However, the researchers could not put a definite reason behind the difference in post-TBI behavior between the sexes. They speculated that factors such as treatment differences, hormonal differences, and differences in cognitive abilities could have contributed to vastly different results between boys and girls.

Though girls have a lower likelihood of experiencing TBIs, this does not mean that they are entirely immune from them. They could still acquire TBI from sports, more particularly in cheerleading, which poses high risks for injuries. In filing a claim for TBI, among the types of compensation you can seek for are the general damages, or the non-economic losses sustained after the injury, including a person’s mental anguish and the like. Such instances warrant the help of a TBI lawyer to help you with your case.

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