How Two Sports Celebrities Are Reducing the Number of Brain Injury Victims

by Staff Blogger | October 23rd, 2014

The Dangers of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Suffering a traumatic brain injury can have devastating results on a victim’s physical, mental, and psychological state. However, suffering repeat trauma to the head—which is the case for many athletes—can have even more serious ramifications.

The Roanoke Brain Injury Attorneys with Skolrood Law Firm point out several studies have shown many athletes who have suffered repeat trauma to the head develop a deadly condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. That’s why NASCAR superstar, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and professional baseball player, David Ross, are working to raise awareness about these risks

Educating The Public on the Risks Brain Injuries Can Pose

Both Earnhardt and Ross have partnered with the Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to raise awareness about concussions through videos providing personal testimony and information about new treatment options. A story from WDBJ 7 News says the videos can be seen on the UPMC’s new website, ReThinkConcussions.com, or during commercial breaks aired throughout two upcoming NASCAR races and the World Series.

Wishing The Campaign Success

At Skolrood Law Firm, we’ve seen the devastating results a traumatic brain injury has not only on the life of the victim, but on the lives of family members and friends as well. That’s why our team of Roanoke personal injury lawyers are hopeful the new campaign is a success at getting the message of safety out and reducing the number of brain injuries.