As awareness of the dangers of traumatic brain injuries continues to rise, the ability for TBI victims to pursue legal avenues against the person or institution who caused the TBI is also gaining momentum. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a person sustains a violent Florida workers comp head injury that causes the brain to become injured. TBIs can occur in minor forms, which require rest and extra care to ensure recovery, and major forms, which often require hospitalization and extensive rehabilitation to overcome injuries.
Athletes are more prone to Michigan no fault brain injuries (TBIs) than other demographic because they are most frequently involved in physical activity that has the potential to slide out of hand. Recreational leagues and professional teams alike are now refining their protocols for handling potential TBIs, but many players have been injured and not received the proper treatment.
A former wrestler at Old Dominion University named Jordan Marshall is just one example of a student athlete who suffered a TBI but did not receive proper care. Marshall is now suing his old wrestling coaches and the university for $4 million dollars. According to Marshall, he suffered a concussion and even lost consciousness back in May 2014, but his coaches encouraged him to keep wrestling despite his symptoms. Marshall also alleges in his lawsuit that his coaches did not encourage him to seek medical care, and they even asked him not to tell anyone of his injuries. This went on until Marshall went into convulsions at practice in the summer and was finally sent into the hospital.
The outcome of the lawsuit is yet to be known, but Old Dominion University has released its updated TBI protocol in a clear effort to avoid future lawsuits. It can be assumed that coaches will be held to much higher standards now that Marshall has brought to attention the potential dangers of ignoring TBI symptoms.