Concussions are in the spotlight during Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month and they are educating people that concussions are brain injuries.

The BIAA is working to educate coaches of athletic teams to recognize the signs and symptoms of brain injuries including concussions and second impact syndrome.

In Washington State, the “Zackery Lystedt” law requires coaches to receive concussion education and to remove a student athlete from the field of play if the athlete exhibits signs of a concussion. The player is not allowed to return to the field of play unless he or she has a release from a doctor.

Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury. To diagnose a concussion usually requires a physical and neurological exam. Symptoms can include headaches, seizures, vomiting or unequal or unreactive pupils, and excessive drowsiness.

Of course sports injuries are not the only place that people can sustain a concussion. A fall, a car accident or even minor mishaps like running into a door jam can cause a concussion.

For more information about brain injuries and the work of the Brain Injury Association of America, click here:

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If you or a loved one has received a brain injury due to a sports injury, car accident, fall or due to the negligence of another, you should contact a personal injury attorney with expertise in the area of brain injuries. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience representing brain injury victims and their families.

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