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Properly Diagnosing a Sports Concussion From a Sports Brain Injury

Sporting accidents are a major cause of traumatic brain injury. Any time an individual engaged in a sporting activity receives a blow to the head or strikes his/her head, a sideline evaluation must be performed. It is important that repeated insults to the brain be avoided within a short period of time.The American Academy of Neurology has set forth a way for coaches and others at a sporting event to determine when and how long a player should be removed from play. REMEMBER, YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS TO HAVE SUSTAINED A CONCUSSION.


At DE CARO & KAPLEN, LLP, we believe that the best cure for a brain injury is prevention. That’s why we support community efforts to have both adults and children always wear a properly fitted helmet when bicycle riding, in line skating, skate boarding, rollerblading, skiing, ice skating and when playing football, baseball and hockey



Provided by
Michael V. Kaplen, Esq.

Professorial Lecturer at Law
The George Washington University
School of Law

Chair, State of New York
Traumatic Brain Injury
Services Coordinating Council

3 Term president,
Brain Injury Association of NYS

Past Chair,
American Association for Justice
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

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