Residents of either gender in New Jersey may experience concussion symptoms in their lifetime. However, according to the director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, women will experience those symptoms differently than men. As there has been little research into female concussion symptoms, it is still unclear why this is the case. Furthermore, women may take longer to recover from a concussion than men do after experiencing a head injury.
It is believed that part of the reason why this is the case is because of differences in hormones. It may also be because of differences in how the neck muscles react between men and women. Women may also be more likely to report concussion symptoms, such as withdrawing from friends of experiencing headaches. Furthermore, female athletes may be more likely to experience a concussion than male athletes.
Those who experience a brain injury may have symptoms for weeks or months after the fact. It may require multiple trips to a doctor or other medical professionals to overcome its effects. However, those who have been hurt through no fault of their own may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue compensation. Multiple parties may be liable in a head injury case.
For instance, if someone is hurt during a high school or college game, the school may be liable for not offering protective equipment. The company that made the field or the district that supplied the referees may also be liable. An attorney might be able to review a case to determine which parties may be required to pay a victim for his or her medical bills and other costs related to the injury.