In recent years, there has been rising worry about the long-term effects of severe brain injuries, such as those sustained in football, on youngsters’ health and well-being. Repeated concussions have been linked to diseases including Second Impact Syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, according to previous studies.
Repeated concussions have also been linked to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a new research. MS is a condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system, causing scar tissue to form and impair nerve signals in the brain and spinal cord. Fatigue, weakness, numbness or tingling, spasticity, trouble walking, visual difficulties, discomfort, and cognitive abnormalities are all possible symptoms.
The research was carried out in Sweden and published in the journal Annals of Neurology. The researchers discovered that people who suffered a concussion before turning 11 had no increased chance of acquiring MS. Individuals who experienced a concussion between the ages of 11 and 20 had a 22 percent higher chance of getting MS. Multiple concussions increased the risk by double.
Because this was an observational research based on medical records, it cannot establish that concussions cause MS; rather, it may show that concussions, particularly multiple concussions, are associated to an elevated risk of MS. Multiple brain traumas, according to the researchers, may induce an autoimmune response in those who are already genetically predisposed to MS.
Obtaining Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries’ Consequences
You may be eligible to compensation if you or your kid has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another party’s carelessness. The majority of people are aware of this, yet they frequently miss the breadth of the compensation. It should not be limited to covering only the acute medical costs and discomfort associated with the first damage. Instead, it should include all of the ways in which the victim’s life has been affected by the injury. Future medical demands, as well as future pain and suffering, are included.
Having an expert attorney on your side is the greatest way to guarantee that you obtain full and fair compensation for all of the negative repercussions of a traumatic brain injury. We have the expertise, experience, and determination to assist you at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. We’ll walk you through every step of the process of preparing, filing, and winning your traumatic brain injury claim. Please call us at 800-333-0000 for a free first case review. If you have a good case, we will defend you without charging you anything until we have won your case.