Feroleto Law, Buffalo NY

New York high schools provided recommendations to deal with traumatic brain injury

More than 50,000 children per year are treated hospitals for traumatic brain injury in New York State alone. As an attorney who deals with traumatic brain injury in clients as a result of car crashes, truck accidents and work place accident I am very happy to see that the New York State Public High School Athletic Association now provides recommendations for concussion management.

Particularly with kids, if a concussion is not healed and a second concussion occurs  the second injury can be much greater and cause a difficult recovery.  A problem is that  brain injuries can be hard to diagnose, and many primary doctors and others do not recognize these serious injuries. The brain is a complex organ and subtle changes can occur where there are specific deficits in attention, behavior and other characteristics even though a child may be doing reasonably well in  school.

A qualified neuropsychologist or pediatric neuropsychologist can identify specific deficits so they can be addressed.

School sports provide many benefit to kids and help develop positive attributes like discipline , perseverance and cooperation. They should not be avoided . We can reduce second concussion  complications by following the new guidelines.  See  the Buffalo News.