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Traumatic Brain Injuries Headline the News

Football is back in season and the concussion/traumatic brain injury crisis still remains a growing concern for the NFL, its lawyers and players.

An article from the Globe and Mail reveals that according to an actuarial study, 1 in 4 football players will end up with some form of “brain problems” in their lifetime, which can include dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons or other cognitive impairments. The study used a database of retired football players. The report was released by the NFL’s lawyers, as part of their position on the potential dangers of football.

The report stated that 28% of the overall population and one third of the 5000 football players that are suing the NFL will be diagnosed with cognitive impairment during their lifetime.  The chances of developing these problems were noted to be “materially higher than the general population”, and they would develop at a younger age than would be expected.

Traumatic brain injuries can be the result of an athletic injury, an assault, a slip and fall accident, or a car accident. Regardless of how the injury happened, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. There are varying degrees of traumatic brain injuries and even a mild brain injury can have long lasting effects on an injured person.

The effects of traumatic brain injury can differ from person to person but common symptoms include headache, dizziness, loss of balance, light headedness, fatigue, mood changes, memory difficulties or trouble sleeping.

If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a slip and fall accident or car accident,  do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help guide you on the path to recovery.

At the law firm of Paciocco & Mellow, we have represented many clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries as a result of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of personal injuries. We can help clients with finding the right rehabilitation clinics and help them with their recovery.

People may not be aware of their rights or obligations and may feel overwhelmed about the legal process. Personal injury litigation is complex and Paciocco & Mellow is a Windsor Personal Injury Firm that has successfully represented many injured persons.

The law firm of Paciocco & Mellow aims to help provide you with Peace of Mind at a Difficult Time. Contact the Windsor, Sarnia and Chatham personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow at (519) 915-SORE (7673). We can provide you with a free, no obligation initial consultation.