Health Consequences Of Concussions

On this site, head injuries are discussed extensively, given that such injuries are often suffered in accidents.  Serious head trauma that is not fatal can cause wide-ranging impairments that require substantial medical treatments and rehabilitation. As well, there is a growing recognition and awareness that even seemingly-minor repetitive head impacts can, from a long-term perspective, lead to a variety of adverse maladies.  The “Long-Term Health Consequences Of Repeated Head Impacts” page discusses adverse health consequences of repetitive head impacts, commonly associated with various sports.

A December 14, 2015 Wall Street Journal article titled “After Concussions, Athletes Are More Injury-Prone” discusses another purported aspect of getting concussions – that of being more prone to other types of injuries.

An excerpt from the article:

Concussion may impair the brain’s ability to coordinate physical movement, the researchers said. Subtle disruptions to brain pathways may increase the interval between reaction and movement time, potentially increasing the risk of subsequent injury, the study suggests.

Additional details on this study may be found in a variety of media sources, including the Wall Street Journal article mentioned above; as well as the abstract of the “Acute Lower Extremity Injury Rates Increase after Concussion in College Athletes” study.


Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

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