My friend who plays college football was taken off the field the other day. We thought he had a concussion but as it turned out he had both a skull fracture and a concussion. Can he sue the team for not warning him about the dangers of playing football?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is divided into two categories, mild and severe. A brain injury can be classified as mild if confusion, disorientation and/or loss of consciousness are less than 30 minutes. An individual with mild TBI will have cognitive problems like headaches, memory loss, mood swings, etc. Severe brain injuries are associated with loss of consciousness of more than 30 minutes and memory loss. A person with severe TBI will experience severe impairment to their health. Many will experience physical, emotional, and cognitive loss and some will remain in comatose states.
A skull fracture is a serious injury and likely resulted in your friend losing consciousness instantly. Such an injury carries with it the likelihood of severe brain damage. It is important that your friend obtains medical help and undergoes tests to determine the severity of his TBI. The effects of TBI can be profound and long-term rehabilitation may be necessary.
Can your friend sue the team, coaches and perhaps the educational institution for not fully explaining the risks playing football? It is likely that he can, but he would need to speak to an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney to find out what his options are and whether he may have a case.
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