The Highly Popular Sport of Football and Spinal Cord Injuries

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Ever increasing reports of concussions and spinal cord injuries has brought the national spotlight on the sport of football. These injuries occur at all levels from Pop Warner, high school, collegiate, and professional ranks.

Football has been shown to be among the most hazardous of popular team sports. Serious football related injuries have been the topic of many news reports on television and in certain cases have been subjected to national attention. Statistics show that about one in every 100,000 high school football players will suffer serious spinal cord injury each year. In Texas, where high school football is a almost a religion, there has been an average of three spinal cord injuries a year since 2003. Nationwide there is an average of 10-12 football players year.

The average cost of surgery, hospitalization, medication, equipment, and care for a spinal cord injury patient during the first 100 days after the injury is $150,000 to $500,000. Lifetime expenses of rehabilitation and care often exceed $1 million. The need for a family member to become a full time caregiver is another tremendous expense.

A Spinal Cord Injury but Hope for the Future

In 2010, a player for a major university suffered a severe spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed below the neck. Though the player was confined to a wheelchair, he was signed to a NFL roster during the off season in May of 2012. He is hoping that this will bring awareness to the devastating impact of spinal cord injuries. He does hope to walk again.

If you or a family member have suffered a spinal cord injury and you need the services of a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles please contact us at (323) 947-2224 or visit the Personal Injury section on our website at the DAG Law Firm. Call today and we will connect you with Daniel A. Gibalevich, an experienced, aggressive, affordable Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. After you have spoken with our Los Angeles Personal Injury Law attorney, we can schedule you a free face to face appointment to discuss your circumstances. If you have questions or are considering any aspect of Personal Injury Law, we can help! Call us now at(323) 947-2224. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with any and all Personal Injury Law needs.

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