Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the term used to describe brain degeneration likely caused by repeated head traumas. Patients and accident victims who have suffered repeated severe trauma to the head are often diagnosed with CTE, as the repeated stress from the injuries has had a lasting negative effect on their brain functions. If you or someone you love has suffered multiple injuries to the brain, you may be at risk of developing CTE.
When your brain gets injured, you can suffer through a lot of symptoms. Symptoms include nausea, memory loss, loss of motor functions, and more. Those who suffer from these severe symptoms often experience financial hardship as a result. Medical treatment is expensive, and a condition such as CTE can mean surgery, rehabilitation, and a lifetime of medical care. If you suffer from CTE as a result of playing sports, serving in the military, or due to someone else’s violence or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
What Kind Of Injuries Cause CTE?
Certain physical situations and activities seem to put individuals at an increased risk of developing CTE. Contact sports such as football and hockey often lead to concussions and hard blows to the head, giving the athlete brain damage. Repeated damage to the brain in this way puts an athlete at risk of developing CTE, which can lead to severe long-term complications. The symptoms of a brain injury can leave a lasting impact on your life. Some of the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury include memory loss, headaches, migraines, nausea, and other dangerous symptoms.
Similar to athletes, those who work with heavy machinery or have jobs that require intense physical labor may also be at an increased risk of developing CTE. Heavy machinery leads to excessive vibration, and a heightened likelihood of loud blasting, hard blows to the head, and other side effects of being around heavy machinery.
Combat-related personnel in the military have an above average risk of developing CTE as gunfire, explosion, and aggressive physical contact are prevalent. Head trauma is common, especially in situations where there’s an excessive amount of sound and vibration from explosions.
How Do I Know Who’s To Blame for My CTE?
Sustaining a CTE, or any kind of traumatic brain injury, can bring severe financial hardship upon an unsuspecting victim. The cost of medical care is ever-rising, and injuries this serious often require extensive diagnostic testing, imaging, and treatment. Mant traumatic brain injury victims require some kind of medical attention or rehabilitation for the rest of their lives. WIth the help of a lawyer, you can determine who’s at fault in the situation and hold them accountable.
If your traumatic brain injury occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compenastion. If you were a victim of assault and someone else intentionally struck you in the head, leading to a CTE diagnosis, it’s obvious that that person could be held at fault. However, every accident occurs differently, but there are many ways in which an individual can be held at fault in a situation.
For example, if you slipped and fell on the wet floor of a supermarket, you may be able to hold the supermarket liable for your concussion if they were aware of the spill and failed to clean it up. If a shopkeeper failed to address a sheet of ice outside the front door, the same rule applies. If a negligent driver crashed into your car, causing a traumatic brain injury, you can contact a lawyer about seeking compensation from them as well.
If you’re unsure who to blame for your CTE, you should contact a lawyer and explain the details of your accident to them. At The Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation for any accident victim suffering from CTE or another traumatic brain injury.
Call The Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern To Schedule A Free Consultation About Your Traumatic Brain Injury
At The Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern, we offer a free, no-risk case evaluation for any Louisiana resident who’s suffered an accident and was diagnosed with CTE or another traumatic brain injury as a result. You have the right to hold the negligent party accountable for their carelessness, and have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills and care.
Call The Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern today to schedule your traumatic brain injury consultation with a Louisiana personal injury attorney. The sooner you contact a qualified lawyer, the sooner you can get relief for the injuries you’ve wrongfully sustained.