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Is your child’s favorite playground safe?

Keeping your children busy during the summer months can be a challenge, but parks and playgrounds in New York are a draw that may entice them away from screen-related activities. Before you turn them loose and sit down on a park bench to enjoy the sunshine, though, you should be aware of playground-related risks for brain injury.

Your bicycle helmet may save your life

Warmer weather in New York prompts people to get out bicycles and travel on two wheels to enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise and take advantage of fuel-free transportation. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the most recent statistics show that this activity is not without its serious risks. In fact, bicyclists make up approximately 2 percent of annual traffic deaths.

Ways you can help a family member suffering from a TBI

A traumatic brain injury may cause any number of changes for your loved one that do not disappear after he or she leaves the hospital. Most people in this condition require care and support, and if you plan to provide these at any level, there are things you can do that may make a significant improvement in quality of life, or at least minimize some of the emotional and mental effects of the brain damage. We at the law office of Bendall & Mednick have provided advice to many families dealing with TBIs after an accident.

NFL news conference reaffirms serious injury fears

A previous blog post discussed the risk of degenerative brain disease resulting from football injuries. In this post, it was pointed out how concussions and even repeated minor hits to the head could spell out future health problems related to head trauma for those who played football. These complications may include memory problems, depression, aggressive behavior, early-onset dementia and death. Perhaps most frighteningly, it is not just professional NFL players who face the disturbingly common risk of degenerative brain disease. Those who played high school and college football in New York and elsewhere may receive enough injuries to result in long-term complications.

Are trampoline parks completely safe?

The idea is a brilliant one, in addition to being fun: trampoline parks are places that contain trampolines of various sizes, in addition to other types of gym-like equipment, for people of all ages to play in. You and other Schenectady residents may have enjoyed an afternoon at one of these establishments for a date, a child’s birthday party or just a fun day out. What you may not realize is that although the management at trampoline parks take measures to keep patrons safe, serious injuries still occur at these places.

Concussions require weeks of mental and physical rest

As you may have read in other posts on this blog, concussions are not to be taken lightly. At Bendall & Mednick, we understand the serious ramifications that can result from a concussion that is not accurately diagnosed or treated properly. It is important that you and other Schenectady residents understand the time and measures that are involved in recovering from a concussion.

Reasons why no concussion should be taken lightly

When it comes to head injuries, concussions are one of the most common types you can get. This does not mean you should discount the severity of a concussion, no matter how mild. At Bendall & Mednick, we understand how important it is for Schenectady residents to be accurately diagnosed with a brain injury, as well as to have the diagnosis in a timely manner. A missed or delayed diagnosis can be debilitating or even deadly when it comes to concussions.

Progressive brain disease may affect football players

Football has long been an American pastime, but recent research has uncovered evidence that throwing around the old pigskin may be more than just a game. For Schenectady residents with a loved one who plays football in high school, college or professionally, the injuries one can sustain during the game may be a serious concern. Our attorneys at Bendall & Mednick are familiar with the long-term complications someone can get from serious brain injuries like concussions.

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