It is no secret that a brain injury is a very serious matter, no matter how old or young you are. Yet, as many parents in New York will agree, it is most people’s worst nightmare to learn that such an injury has befallen their child. Brain injuries can significantly affect all aspects of a person’s life and may require long-term treatment and rehabilitation.
In a study covering the period between 1998 and 2007, a stunning 42,000 injuries were reported by U.S. hospitals, which had been caused by falling television sets. Many of these caused serious head and neck injuries to young children, particularly those aged between one and three years. Often surgery or brain imaging was required after the accident, and some of the incidents even proved fatal.
It was noted that these tragic deaths were almost all the result of brain injury. Caregivers are being urged to ensure televisions are securely mounted or attached to the wall and that children are not left unsupervised in their vicinity. It is also important to keep things like toys, or anything your child might attempt to reach, out of the area around the television.
A brain injury could change your child’s life and while you might be diligent and careful, the other people in whose care you leave your child might not be. If your child has been injured in someone else’s care or as the result of an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation. An attorney can examine your case and may be able to advise you about your options. With this support, you can focus on your child’s care while pursuing the justice and remuneration you deserve.
Source: Eyewitness News, “‘PROTECT YOUR KIDS FROM FALLING FLAT-SCREEN TVS’,” Sept. 30, 2015