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HS Athlete Dies from TBI

South Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

New York authorities in Homer, NY say a 16-year-old high school football player, who passed away after collapsing during a game, suffered bleeding in his brain, apparently from a helmet-to-helmet collision.

Cortland County Coroner Kevin Sharp says the athlete died from a massive traumatic brain injury, specifically a subdural hematoma.

The lineman for John C. Birdlebough High School in the Oswego County village of Phoenix was injured during Friday night’s game at Homer High School, which is south of Syracuse.

Authorities say he was able to sit up consciously after the play, but did complain of a headache and collapsed when he tried to stand.

The Coroner said there was no evidence of any pre-existing injury or condition that contributed to the teen’s death; the deadly injury was consistent with the helmet-to-helmet collision reported between Barden and another player.

Traumatic brain injuries occur when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

Traumatic brain injury may be the result of a

For many victims, a traumatic brain injury is not immediately noticeable. A great amount of force does not need to be applied to sustain a head injury. If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of an accident, the Strom Law Firm offers a free, no-cost consultation to discuss the facts of your case.

By: Pete Strom, South Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

 

 

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