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High School Football Player Dies Two Days Following Head Injury

October 16th, 2018 Personal Injury
football helmet on field

Dylan Thomas—a 16-year-old linebacker for Pike County High School—died two days after losing consciousness during a football game. A detailed article on the tragic death of this Georgia teen appears here.

A Terrible Tragedy

At first, Dylan Thomas’s teammates on the Pike County High School football team assumed their friend had a leg injury. The young man left the game in the third quarter after suffering an injury. He soon fell unconscious after telling the team doctor and athletic trainers he was unable to feel his body. WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital airlifted Dylan to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. The young athlete died two days later of an apparent Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Deaths Caused by Game-Related Injuries

The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research indicates 13 of the four million young athletes playing organized football died last year as a result of game-related injuries while playing. Of the 13 deaths:

  • 4 died of direct causes—including on-field injuries or trauma
  • 9 died of indirect causes—such as cardiac arrest or heatstroke

Know What to Look For

In children and young adults, the most common form of TBI is a concussion—which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise is “a type of traumatic brain injury from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body.” Some symptoms of a concussion appear right away, while others might take hours or even days to show after the initial injury. Symptoms include problems with light or noise, dizziness, blurred vision, or loss-of-balance. In some cases; headaches, nausea, or vomiting may follow.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, call Caddell Reynolds for help at 800-671-4100. When you call, you’ll speak with one of our top Arkansas traumatic brain injury lawyers absolutely FREE.

At Caddell Reynolds, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve from the insurance companies. Our experienced Arkansas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers understand brain injury claims—and can help you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Caddell Reynolds Injury Law will be by your side every step of the way. Call us for your Free Legal Consultation at 800-671-4100 today. At Caddell Reynolds, there is never an attorney’s fee due up front. In fact, you owe us nothing until we recover for you. We have offices conveniently located throughout Arkansas to better serve you.

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