Children Head Injuries Requiring ER Visits -Sports and Other Recreational Activities
By: Josephine Cullotta
Illinois Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
CULLOTTA LAW OFFICES
2624 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, Illinois 60026
Over 40 % of all head injury-related deaths and 3/4 head injuries OCCUR TO children age 14 or younger.
Older children are less likely than younger children to sustain head injuries. Soccer is in the estimated top-ten hospital emergency rooms visits (in the US) involving a sports or recreational activity injury and children head injuries (aged 14 and under).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last in Oct. 2011, a 62% rise in ER visits for children (age 19 and younger) with a head injury - concussion or other traumatic brain injury during a sport or other recreational activities.
Below were in the top-ten list of children recreational activities / sports injuries that required ER visits and child head injuries - in the US in 2009. Children soccer injuries was in the top ten.
Tips from Mayo Clinic May Reduce Child Trampoline Injuries:
1) Supervise while trampoline is being used
2) Keep trampoline away from tree branches and other structures
3) Use safety pads, floor mats
4) Trampoline safety nets
The AAP says: “Falling off a trampoline or using a trampoline incorrectly can result in fractures and other injuries — including potentially serious head and neck injuries.”
In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says: “The risk of injury is so high that the trampolines should NEVER be used at home or in outdoor playgrounds.”
Common injuries from trampolines include:
1) Broken bones and sometimes surgery to repair,
2) Mild traumatic brain injuries, concussions or other head injuries
or brain trauma,
3) Neck and spinal cord injuries using trampolines can cause death or
lifelong permanent paralysis for child.
Most child trampoline injuries are caused by:
1) Jumping and landing the wrong way causing neck, head, or other body injuries, or
2) Falling - Landing on the trampoline springs or frame.
If your child sustained a serious neck, head or other recreational activity accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, call Cullotta Law Offices in Glenview, IL at 847-651-7191 to speak with a Chicago Head Injury Lawyer specialized in traumatic adult and children brain injuries.
Note the above kids Emergency Room head injuries reported by AANS pertained to children age 14 or younger in the US in 2009; and the CDC statistics from 2001 to 2009 indicated nearly 250,000 children visited the ER during this time for a traumatic brain injury related to a recreation activity / sports injury, More information is available at Mayo Clinic , AAP, CDC, and our law firm’s website for your convenience.
Cullotta Law Offices, P.C.
2624 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026