Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Brain Injury Attorneys in Columbus
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is one of the most dangerous and severe
brain injuries that someone can sustain. Part of the reason it is so treacherous is due
to the fact that it can go unnoticed in the victim for years or more since
the last time they sustained a blow to the head. It must be treated as
soon as possible, and
medical malpractice may occur if a doctor fails to diagnose CTE.
Symptoms of CTE include:
- Advanced dementia
- Deep depression
- Uncharacteristic aggression
- Loss of memories (short and long term)
- General sense of confusion
- Lack of sound judgement
If you have experienced one or more of these symptoms after a
car accident or
truck crash, you may be suffering from CTE without even knowing it. Please seek the
help of a medical professional as soon as you can for proper diagnosis.
If you believe you know the cause of your CTE, our Columbus
personal injury lawyers from Rourke and Blumenthal can help you file a lawsuit against
the liable party.
Call 614.321.3212 right away to request a
free case evaluation with our team.
Potential Causes of CTE Brain Injuries
Medical professionals are still studying the full causes and effects of
chronic traumatic encephalopathy brain injuries, but there are clear indications
that link CTE to repeated head injury. Studies have shown CTE symptoms
are not uncommon in professional football players, boxers, and military
professionals who are near explosions frequently. Concussion blasts against
the skull damage the nerves and brain cells, which cause an abnormal mass
of tau protein to collect there and degenerate the surrounding tissue.
The destruction is often slow and gradual, taking years, but will eventually
lead to worsening symptoms.
Caring for Patients with CTE
The Brain Injury Research Institute (BIRI) has been pushing for advanced
techniques to screen for CTE brain injuries in patients, perhaps by locating
buildups of tau protein. With their scientific advances, it might be possible
to identify your potential CTE and react accordingly, either through surgery
or other treatments. Even if caught in its early stages, CTE could lead
to lifelong debilitations.
We will want to fight for a recovery that helps you pay for:
- Diminished quality of living
- Ongoing medical treatments
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Adjustments to daily living (live-in nurse)
Our Columbus brain injury lawyers are dedicated to providing reliable
and compassionate legal advocacy to
catastrophic injury clients who have suffered a brain injury caused by another’s wrongdoing.
We know that you need support now more than ever, and that is exactly
what we intend to deliver.
Get in contact with our team today and we can start discussing your legal options and what you should be
doing next to take care of yourself.