If you have ever suffered a head injury, you may already know how disorienting it can be and the amount of stress and worry it can cause. It is not always immediately apparent if head trauma has had any lasting effects and this can leave victims in a distressing position for a long time. Furthermore, if the injury is shown to have damaged the brain, the effects can be devastating. Victims may face long-term pain and suffering, loss of memory or even decreased ability to carry out fundamental activities such as speaking, walking or eating.
In Florida, a teenage girl now lives with a brain injury that has impaired her ability to communicate and left her with anxiety. She is said to sit in the dark not speaking to anyone and to have become prone to child-like behavior. The accident occurred at a school event when she and a classmate had donned inflatable sumo wrestler suits for a game. It has since been suggested that the school and the company responsible for the suits did not ascertain that her helmet was secure.