Essentially, the evidence showed that after a concussion, the brain can get smaller.
People come to Willens Law Offices after they’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or fault. Over the years, we have represented many people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). We know enough about the subject, that we have written about TBIs and have been published in various legal journals. As brain injury lawyers, it is imperative that we keep up on medical studies and we do.
With brain injuries taking center stage due in large part to the National Football League (NFL) lawsuits pending, research seems to be at an all-time high. Researchers are working around the clock to better comprehend what types of traumas to the head do the most damage to the brain. Researchers are also trying to figure out what can be done to prevent such traumas.
I recently read in a journal called Radiology which indicated that there can be long lasting structural changes in the brain caused by just one concussion. Researchers, using radiographic equipment, mainly MRI machines, compared healthy peoples’ brains with other people who have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).
The study showed that only one year following the concussion, there was measurable differences. Essentially, the evidence showed that after a concussion, the brain can get smaller. This evidence is common in patients with severe brain injuries, but this evidence of just one mild concussion causing structural change of the brain is noteworthy in light of the nearly 1.7 million people in the United States who suffer a TBI each year. A great majority of these injuries are concussions or other kinds of MTBIs.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, whether severe or mild, and you think it was because of someone else’s fault, do not hesitate to call the experienced personal injury lawyers specializing in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) lawyers at Willens Law Offices. We can be reached at 312-957-4166 and look forward to providing you with a free, confidential, no obligation consultation.