Concussion-related news has been garnering substantial media attention as sports power houses such as the NFL and the NCAA are paying out hundreds of millions of dollars to settle lawsuits over player concussions, as recent examples show. It is evident that concussions are in fact serious injuries with long-term effects and should not be taken lightly.
The brain is an important organ in the human body. An injury involving the brain can greatly affect a person. Symptoms of a brain injury may appear instantly following an accident in some cases. In other cases, the symptoms are delayed. It all depends on the condition of the patient. Head injuries can lead to a coma, permanent disability and amnesia. Brain injury patients may need long-term care and a series of therapies and rehabilitation, which can give a person back a normal life.
A New Haven restaurant was recently found liable for its part in an assault on its premises in October 2010 that led to a 45-year-old New Hampshire man's stabbing. The victim, who sustained permanent brain injury as a result of blood loss, filed suit against both his 47-year-old attacker and the restaurant where the attack took place.