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Dangers of Traumatic Brain Injury

Written by Tom Crosley
Brain Injuries, Catastrophic Personal Injury

Repetitive blows to the head, even small ones, can result in traumatic brain injury, leading to increased risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Alzheimer’s includes confusion, irritability and aggression, mood swings, language breakdown, long-term memory loss, and general withdrawal from your daily activities. As with encephalopathy, the degeneration of the brain and loss of bodily control can ultimately prove fatal. These injuries are life threatening and irreversible in nearly all instances. Contacting an injury lawyer is key to receiving the financial backing for the care and compensation you deserve.

Studies by the University of North Carolina show that those that have had multiple concussions are three times more likely to develop clinical depression. Retired football players are 37 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than the average individual. Additional studies by the University of Michigan have shown that players are 19 times more likely to develop dementia than the average American. This dementia can set in as young as 30 years old, affecting players during critical points in their careers. The National Football League denies the validity of these two studies and their findings. It is hard to deny that head injury is detrimental to one’s health and wellbeing.

With all of this controversy, policies are being implemented that require independent medical evaluations by neurologists for players with brain injuries. A personal injury lawyer can help those injured receive compensation for medical bills and lost wages during this crucial time. Traumatic brain injuries can happen at any time, from many small blows to the head or just one massive blow. It is important to know your rights and contact the Crosley Law Firm. No level of compensation can make things right, but an experienced attorney can help you and your family to receive the financial compensation you deserve.

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