If you have suffered a head injury, you may at an increased risk of developing a degenerative brain disease.

Can Head Injuries Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease?Head injuries have been in the news more and more recently, particularly in the sports world.  Researchers are learning quite a bit about the impact of repeated trauma to the brain from analyzing former athlete’s brains, and the results have been startling, raising questions about the long-term effects of injuries sustained not just in sports, but also in car accidents and workplace injuries, too.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been linked with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related diseases, including dementia.  This is particularly true for people who already have a genetic predisposition to these diseases. A head injury may make it even more likely that they will develop these diseases in their lifetimes, or perhaps they will develop these diseases sooner than they otherwise would.

Degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are a leading cause of death in the United States.  However, they do not have cures, and cannot be effectively treated or even slowed down.  It cannot be effectively prevented.   One of the major risk factors for developing a brain disease is suffering a traumatic brain injury. If someone has a predisposition for having this type of degenerative brain disease, they may be doubly at risk if they suffer an accident.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, the results of this study may be frightening.  Discuss these feelings with your personal injury attorney.  Keep in mind, however, that having a traumatic brain injury only increases the risk if you have a predisposition for the disease.

In a personal injury cases, the compensation that you receive should make you whole again.  In other words, as much as possible, the money you receive should make it as though the accident and injuries never occurred.  However, this is often not possible; for example, no amount of money will ever make a person who was paralyzed in an accident whole again.  But the money that you receive should attempt to achieve that goal, through a combination of economic and non-economic damages designed to compensate you for lost wages, past, current and future medical treatment, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other factors.  If a traumatic brain injury puts you at risk for developing a degenerative brain disease, that factor may be considered in your overall settlement.

Having an experienced personal injury attorney can make the difference in getting the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.  At the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, our attorneys have the skill and knowledge to get the highest possible compensation for our clients.  We have a 95% success rate, and work hard to ensure that our clients’ concerns are fully addressed. We offer free initial consultations to all of our clients, and we never charge a fee unless we get money for you.  To schedule an appointment, contact our office today at 800-333-0000 or

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