What Preventative Measures Can I Take to Avoid Traumatic Brain Injuries?

By Peter DePaolis

In order to prevent traumatic brain injuries you need to follow some basic safety precautions. Wearing a seatbelt, helmet, or any type of safety gear can help. When playing sports it’s especially important to wear protective gear and to stop and recognize if you have a concussion. Seeking the assistance of a medical professional and then listening to their advice is especially important for long term brain health. Attorney Julie Heiden explains what she has learned from representing those who have suffered from a brain injury.

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I think in order to provide the best resistance towards traumatic brain injuries is to provide the safety measures for your family members. Seatbelts, no one can underestimate the importance of a seatbelt. Helmets, when they’re skateboarding, when they’re on scooters, when they’re biking, when they’re playing sports, to recognize you know what’s required for safety gear. And really significantly when children or adults are playing sports, to recognize if you’ve had a concussion for example stop. Stop until you’ve truly been released by a doctor to perform that sport again. So many people think it’s just not a big deal, get back out on the field again you’ll be fine. But compacting concussions are very damaging to the long-term brain health. I have represented children with brain injuries and it’s both sad and rewarding at the same time, because you’re really helping an individual who needs it. But I absolutely have represented individuals who are young, who I try to encourage good brain health before they resume their activities. For more information please go to our website Koonz.com.
About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.