A high school freshman sustained rhabdomyolysis after undergoing a serious of conditioning exercises as part of a pre-football training program at a Montgomery County high school last month. Now, Brian Jordan, who had to undergo seven surgeries to fix the damage to his muscles following the Maryland injury accident, will also have to undergo three months of physical therapy.
WAMU.org reports that Jordan’s parents are demanding an apology from the principal of Wootton High. They are also reportedly planning to take legal action.
This involves the breakdown of muscle fibers that causes myoglobin to be released into the bloodstream. Rhabdomyolysis can cause kidney damage or acute tubular necrosis.
Schools are supposed to make sure that activities and athletics programs are safe for kids to take part in. This includes making sure that athletes are not pushed to work out to the point that they could get hurt. In some incidents where this responsibility was disregarded, kids have died or sustained serious injuries.
Recently, a 19-year-old sued his former high school after he sustained head injuries when playing football during the 2007 season. Zachary Alt suffered three concussions and a traumatic brain injury. He says coaching staff told him to keep playing even after his initial injuries.
If you believe your child got hurt because another party was negligent, you may have grounds for a Montgomery County, Maryland child injury case. Our Baltimore personal injury attorneys know how upsetting it can be to see your child suffer.
Parents of Injured Wootton High Student Demand Apology, WAMU.org, June 9, 2011
Former high school football player sues Highlands over head injuries, Post-Gazette, April 8, 2011
Related Web Resources:
Head injuries in Football, The New York Times
Head injuries in youth football: Concussion risk alarms parents, The Palm Beach Post, October 23, 2010
More Blog Posts:
$1.5 Million Maryland Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Against Howard County Following Alleged Physical Assault by High School Assistant Football Coach, Maryland Accident Law Blog, November 16, 2010
Maryland TBI: Call a Concussion a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Says Researchers, Maryland Accident Law Blog, January 23, 2010
Washington DC Playground Accidents are a Leading Cause of Injuries to Minors, Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog, April 19, 2006
The best way to find out if you have a case is to contact our Montgomery County, Maryland personal injury lawyers today.