September 30th, 2013| September 30, 2013 Brain injuries are a serious risk that many athletes face on the field today. Most recently, a settlement was reached between the National Football League (NFL) and roughly 4,500 former and present players with the league; regarding a lack of warnings about the serious and long-term side effects these injuries can have on an individual’s health. The California Brain Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers state that while the decision was groundbreaking, a new study is showing professional athletes may not be the only ones who should be concerned about how a brain injury may affect health. According to an article from CBS News, a new study has shown a dramatic spike in the number of children and teens who are seeking emergency room visits after having sustained a head injury. Reports indicate that between 2002 and 2011, there was a 92 percent increase in the number of children being treated for concussions and other blows to the head. Furthermore, researchers discovered that children and teens may require more time to full recover from such a traumatic brain injury than an adult, causing many to become concerned for the effects such an injury may have on a child’s cognitive development. Berg Injury Lawyers’ team of California Personal Injury Lawyers encourage citizens to become aware of the symptoms of brain injuries and to seek immediate medical attention if such an injury is ever suspected.