Victoria Berger looks at some recent research from Birmingham University into stroke risk after brain injury and asks, shouldn’t claimants be able to seek further compensation if they’re at higher risk of stroke?
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Concussion is usually a temporary injury to the brain caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. You’d usually associate it with sport, but anyone can get one, even celebrities.
Do we really have a ‘compensation culture’ in this country? With insurance premiums rising, you might be thinking that this must be the case, but do the stats reflect this?
Concussion on the rugby field is still a big problem. Spotting the signs of concussion is vital as, if missed, it could result in serious injury or even death.
In those first frantic moments, immediately after sustaining a brain injury, there is one sole focus. From the paramedics, through to the days, weeks or even months spent in Intensive Care, everyone is working towards the same goal; the preservation of life.
Global events such as the Olympics and Paralympics represent the pinnacle of sporting achievement. But as athletes push their sports further, the potentially dangerous forces inevitably increase.