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Golf is a healthy way to exercise and have fun, but it can also lead to severe injuries -- especially when the Rules of Golf Safety (codified in the Official Rules of Golf) are not followed.
According to government statistics, more than 300,000 people have suffered serious golf injuries over the past few years. Many caused hospitalization; others caused blindness or death.
"The most common injuries that most folks are reporting to the emergency rooms across the country are actually related to head and face impact issues -- either the ball or the club actually impacting the face or head," said Dr. Dave Janda of the Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine. Experts say most injured golfers ignore injuries and continue to play.
"If you're having headaches, blurred vision, double vision, nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, you need to be evaluated by trained medical personnel," Janda said. "These head injuries can actually smolder over time and can lead to catastrophic events."
You should also speak with an attorney to advise you of your legal rights. Gregory M. Dexter, Esq. is a leading authority on golf law and shall help you resolve your golf-injury situation.
A head injury is any trauma that injures the scalp, skull, or brain. The injury may be only a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury. Head injury can be either closed or open (penetrating).
Read the definitive law review article on Legal Liability for Golf Ball Injuries.
A maintenance worker at a local golf course was rushed to hospital after being struck in the head by a golf ball on Wednesday afternoon.
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