The True Long-Term Cost of Head Injuries
Lou Gehrig’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s
Recently, studies have shown a link between prolonged traumatic brain trauma and the onset of Lou Gehrig’s (a.k.a. ALS) style disease in later life. Research has revealed that certain protein deposits form as a result of multiple concussion events and can act as an enabler for disease. Long-term brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS, are being discovered to be the most common among those who suffer from repeated head injuries.
The Way to Stay Safe
There are ways, however, to help mitigate the risk of ever present and repeated brain injuries. If you are in an industrial profession, such as construction, it is infinitely wise to wear your hard hat while on the job. Not only does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require that a helmet be worn under many circumstances, it also just makes good sense. There is no way to undo a head injury and the more that a person accrues the greater he or she is at risk for further complications later on in life.
Head injuries are not only confined to the construction and industrial industries, as they are extremely prevalent in the realm of professional sports. Soccer and football players who are exposed to multiple cranial impacts through the course of the game are especially at risk of developing substantial brain injuries in the future. Even away from the professional level, there is still a great risk of repeated head injuries and for that reason sports participants should always insist on using the newest and most protective headgear possible. Appropriate protective gear is most important for youth, as their growing skulls and brains are highly susceptible to injury.
Where Can You Turn?
If you or someone you know has contracted a brain disease as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact one of the experienced Los Angeles brain injury lawyers of Steinberg at (800) 989-6385. We have successfully handled brain injury cases and will treat your case with the utmost importance and sincerity.
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