Many people enjoy sports for different reasons. Many sports are highly competitive and many people do not realize the impact that is felt by the athletes that we idolize. The injuries can be traumatic and even deadly if not properly treated. When an injury is not treated properly and eventually leads to a loss of life or quality of life, a Personal Injury St. Louis can pursue a case for you.
Personal injuries can be quite disastrous if not detected early and treated on time. Treating a brain injury needs to be done with the utmost importance that it demands. Take, for example, injuries to the brain that are negligently handled. It is a proven fact that there is nothing more that can be done if such a thing ever happened. Diagnosing a brain injury only after the death of a loved one, as in the case of a NHF player Junior Seau, who committed suicide some weeks back, but who was diagnosed with the deadliest of the brain diseases- the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, can be both disturbing and traumatic to the victim’s family.
Another very dangerous brain injury disease is the Dementia pugilistica. Recent researches have dispelled the belief that was formerly held that the disease only affected boxers. Having been diagnosed in different people, and not just boxers alone, its name has been changed by researches to chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This led to the conclusion that the disease affects all sports individuals. The disease is believed to be the reason behind the several suicide rises among sports personalities, with the belief that it has a severe effect on the brain. The illness can go undetected even after an individual suffers several concussions. However, researchers hold the belief that CTE is not just from multiple concussions. Its symptoms include depression, short memory, hostile behaviour, antagonistic, destructive, violent, belligerent, and insistent.
Even though life or the loss of a family member is irreplaceable, the damage, however, could be legally pursuable. If, due to the doctors’ negligence, a family member or your patient faces severe repercussions of the disease, you are advised to seek legal guidance from a Personal Injury St. Louis attorney.