More commonly known as CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressing condition in the brain thought to be caused by repeated blows to the head. The resulting side effects of CTE can make for a challenging day-to-day life, but the serious injury attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP. may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injury. If you or someone you love suffers from CTE, don’t wait any longer, contact us today and get the help you deserve in presenting your case.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was initially thought to be a condition exclusive to boxers. Medical professionals have since concluded that it can present itself in any individual that sustains multiple head injuries throughout their lifetime.
As a result, CTE is most commonly found amongst those who participate in contact sports such as football, fighting, and rugby. It is also present in an overwhelming number of military and combat veterans who have been exposed to nearby blasts or suffered several head injuries.
Less common causes of CTE can be multiple unrelated head injuries or head injuries commonly sustained by those who have epilepsy. Not everyone who participates in these activities will have CTE, so knowing what to look for can help you spot it before it gets worse.
Brain injuries are complex, and those who suffer from them typically exhibit a wide range of symptoms. CTE is no different, and while the potential symptoms are numerous, some of the most common ones are as follows.
Scientists are getting closer to diagnosing CTE in living patients, but there is currently no way to do so with 100% certainty. The current process for diagnosing CTE in living patients is to consider their symptoms and past activities. If you experience the symptoms and have a provable history of repetitive head trauma, then it is safe to assume that CTE is likely present to some degree.
Unfortunately, there is currently no definitive treatment for those who suffer from CTE. However, you can take steps to remediate some symptoms and sustain your quality of life. Some of the most common treatments to slow progression are speech therapy and cognitive exercises. Remedial treatment is better than none but the only way to prevent CTE altogether is by cutting out the activities that make you susceptible to head injuries.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a severe brain injury tied to repeated blows to the head. It can be incredibly challenging to hold another party responsible for developing CTE, but in most documented cases, it comes down to negligence, battery, or defective protective equipment.
Our leading serious injury attorneys in Columbus know exactly what to look for to tie your case to negligence on behalf of another party. If we find the significant evidence required in your case, we can seek the compensatory damages you deserve. Contact Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox LLP. today to schedule your free consultation with one of our leading CTE injury attorneys.
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