Serious injuries and/or symptoms of illness in children are often ignored not because parents want to ignore them, but mostly because there is not enough knowledge or education about what those symptoms could mean.
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LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 23, 2017
The Drake Law Firm, which focuses on personal injury and car accidents, recently sponsored the 2nd Annual Pediatric Victory Foundation benefit fundraiser for UCLA’s Pediatric Neurology Center.
“Serious injuries and/or symptoms of illness in children are often ignored not because parents want to ignore them, but mostly because there is not enough knowledge or education about what those symptoms could mean,” said Benjamin Drake, founder of the Drake Law Firm, which was recently named a Premier Law Firm of 2017 by Newsweek. “Seizures in children is a very serious symptom of possible epilepsy that must be looked at and treated quickly. Children don’t know how to communicate the symptoms and parents must look out for anything that may suggest abnormal brain activity.
Drake continued, “In my career, I have also seen many children with brain injury due to a vehicle accident or falls that the symptoms are ignored by the parents for the same reason as above. Head trauma to children could be life altering if it is not treated immediately and with the right professionals.”
There are over 360,000 cases of American children under the age of 15 that have been diagnosed with epilepsy, and there are over 200,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. Thirty percent of these children with epilepsy also have a neurological disorder, such as autism. The Pediatric Victory Foundation helps doctors advance their research in pediatric neurological disorders, giving the opportunity for each child suffering a better start in life.
To donate directly to the Pediatric Victory Foundation, please visit https://pediatricvictoryfoundation.org/.
About Benjamin Drake, Drake Law Firm
Benjamin Drake is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Encino Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Bar Association. Practice areas of the Drake Law Firm include personal injury, dog bites, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents and head injury in adults and minors. For more information, please call (844) 513-7253, or visit http://www.drakelawgroup.com. The law office is located at 15456 Ventura Blvd., Suite 304, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
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