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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 since the last time they sustained a blow to the head. It must be treated as soon as possible, and medical negligence 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 CTE lawyers from Rourke & Blumenthal can help you file a lawsuit against the liable party.
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 can 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 want to fight for a recovery that helps you pay for the following:
- Diminished quality of living
- Ongoing medical treatments
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Adjustments to daily living (live-in nurse)
Our Columbus CTE 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. Our legal team knows that you need support now more than ever, and that is exactly what we intend to deliver.
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