Brain injuries can be extremely harmful. Brain injuries can sometimes even have fatal results. This can be seen in a tragic incident that recently occurred in Utah.
The incident happened a couple of weeks ago during a soccer game. Reportedly, during the game, one of the players (a 17-year-old) got into an argument with a referee. Allegedly, the player then punched the referee in the face.
This punch reportedly caused the referee to suffer brain swelling. After he was brought to a hospital, the referee went into a coma. A week later, he died.
When one thinks of deadly brain injuries, one's mind might immediately go to injuries caused by multiple blows to the head. However, as this tragic case shows, brain injuries caused by a single blow can also sometimes have fatal results. Many things can play a role in how serious a blow to the head will be, including the strength of the blow and the specific location of the blow.
The above-mentioned incident shows one of the ways an individual can suffer a brain-injury-causing blow: a physical attack. However, this is not the only way such blows can occur. Brain-injury-causing blows can also occur during accidents, such as car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents or sports-related accidents.
If an individual suffers serious harm or loses his or her life as a result of a brain injury suffered due to the negligence or intentional wrongful conduct of another, his or her family may wish to consider seeking advice from a personal injury attorney to see what options are available for seeking relief.
Source: CBS News, "Soccer referee's death shows how dangerous head blows can be," Ryan Jaslow, May 6, 2013