Swimming is a favored pastime when the weather warms up. Families can participate
in a fun activity together and it serves as an excellent form of exercise.
As is the case with most activities, however, there are some safety hazards
you should be aware of. While drowning is an obvious risk any time there
is a body of water, brain injuries are another concern. Those who are
rescued and survive a drowning accident are often at risk for suffering
a brain injury.
As a person drowns, water begins to enter the lungs, which deprives the
body of oxygen and cuts off the flow of oxygen to the blood and brain,
causing significant brain damage. Despite the fact that medicine has advanced
enough to revive drowning victims who are rescued in time, the brain damage
caused by this accident cannot be reversed, leaving the individual with
lifelong difficulties related to brain function. The severity of brain
damage is usually determined by the length of time a person was deprived
of oxygen, though it is difficult to anticipate the effects of a brain
injury since it may vary from person to person.
Monitoring Victims of Pool-Related Brain Injuries
Some drowning victims do not immediately show signs of brain injuries.
A young child might seem fine in the aftermath of a near-drowning experience,
but might show signs of a brain injury when starting school or exhibit
trouble with writing, drawing, concentrating, or retaining information.
A doctor should periodically test and monitor victims of drowning for indications
of a brain injury. Brain injuries are often misdiagnosed as something
else, causing individuals to unnecessarily suffer without proper care.
Seek medical attention immediately if you have survived a drowning accident.
Washington, DC Brain Injury Attorneys
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