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Connecticut might not realize the problem of female brain injury

The problem of football players suffering traumatic brain injury has been the focus of attention in the national and local media for quite some time. A new report of data collection by the education department in Connecticut reveals that the assumption that most head injuries and resulting brain trauma happens to males may be incorrect.

The report found that female athletes in public schools throughout the state have a higher rate of concussions and brain injury than do their male counterparts. One of the reasons why this information has not come to light before now is because the assumption has been that football, a male dominated sport is where most sports-related concussions occur. 

Researchers are now learning that sports such as soccer, lacrosse and basketball appear to be responsible to more head injuries and brain trauma than football. This has led to doctors to investigate the cause of the disparity in concussions when reported by gender.

Preliminary research into concussions and traumatic brain injury reveals differences between the brains of males and females that raise the possibility that women are more sensitive to the signs of brain trauma than are men. In other words, men might be experiencing just as many concussions, but they are not reporting them because their brains do not recognize the symptoms.

The research into the effects of a head injury suffered by participants in sports activities could prove helpful in understanding and treating cases of head injury caused by physician error, such as insufficient oxygen or other forms of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one is experiencing severe mood swings, forgetfulness or other symptoms of traumatic brain injury, a New Haven medical malpractice attorney might be of assistance to help you understand your compensation rights.

 

Source: NBC Connecticut, “Of 1,800 High School Concussions, Girls Show Higher Injury Rate than Boys,” Christiane Cordero, Nov. 4, 2015

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