Concussions in Youth Sports

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

In the modern sports world, there is no issue more prevalent and concerning than the nature and frequency of concussions. Our increasing understanding of the dangers associated with head trauma, particularly repeated head trauma, has sparked changed policies and practices from the National Football League to neighborhood soccer leagues. However, concussions remain a serious problem for athletes everywhere.

Concussions are particularly dangerous injuries for a number of reasons. First, they are subtle. Often an athlete who suffers a concussion will appear to recover quickly and be eager to return to the game. However, they may have a slowly developing injury…

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Why Should I Hire an Attorney if I’ve Suffered a Brain Injury?

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Serious accidents can lead to serious injuries, and serious injuries can have devastating consequences. Brain injuries in particular can result in life-long consequences and require long-term treatment. Recovering from an accident is a complex process, and brain injuries only further complicate it. If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury in an accident that was not your fault, you are likely to face unique challenges. In order to get the compensation you and your family deserve, it is essential that you hire an attorney with extensive knowledge and background in the field of head injury litigation.

There are numerous of types of brain injuries,…

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Concussions Protocol in Professional Sports

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The media’s increased coverage of concussions in professional sports has led to heightened awareness of the issue. Recently, a number of incidents have led to questions about what protocols professional sports teams follow when dealing with concussions.

In this year’s National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs, thousands of viewers saw Stephen Curry fall to the court and strike his head on the floor. He was removed from play and tested for symptoms of a concussion, but returned later in the game. One game later, Curry’s teammate, Klay Thompson, suffered his own head injury. While Thompson also passed the required tests and was cleared to return to the…

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