Indiana Concussion Injury Lawyer

John P. Young is your Indiana Concussion and Brain Injury Lawyer.  Mr. Young has more than 23 years experience handling brain injury cases for Hoosiers.  A member of Mr. Young’s family has been dealing with brain injury for more than 25 years.

Did you know that a concussion is a form of a brain injury?  You do not have to be knocked unconscious to have a concussion.  It is sufficient to have a period of altered awareness to have a concussion.  In the old days we would call this having your bell rung, or being knocked loopy.   Little did we understand about the significance of having your bell rung.   A recent clinical study by the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington found that more than 80 percent of student athletes who experienced concussions reported a significant worsening of symptoms over the first four weeks after attempting to return to school academics.  This would include dizziness, short term memory issues and headaches.  The demands of school put a burden on the circuitry of the brain.  Any impairment to that circuitry diminishes the ability to process information and perform in school.

Recent attention has been turned to the N.F.L. and the frequency of concussion in the league. Several players have reported debilitating injuries from concussion.  It would be very interesting to see studies done on the long term of effects of concussions have on older NFL players.  I remember seeing Chuck Bednarek standing over an unconscious Frank Gifford.  I remember Harold Carmichael, of the Philadelphia Eagles, receiving his seventh or eighth concussion.  I remember seeing the pain in Curt Warner’s expression as he retired from Professional Football due, in part, to a series of concussions.  The list is endless.  The collisions in high school athletics are not as severe, but possibly more damaging due to the stage of development.

The concussion clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio estimates that more than 400,000 concussions occurred among 7.5 million student athletes who participated in high school sports during the 2008-2009 school year.

If you or a family member suffers a brain injury as a result of the negligence of another, call John P. Young toll free at 1-888-639-5161, or on the web at  Mr. Young guarantees there will be no fee charged unless we recover fair compensation for you.

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