Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Compassionate Representation for CTE Patients

When a person suffers repeated head injuries over a period of time, they run the risk of developing a degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is one of the most dangerous brain injuries that a person can be afflicted with, as its symptoms can potentially go unnoticed for years and worsen over time. If you or a loved one have developed CTE, you may be entitled file a personal injury claim in pursuit compensation for your suffering.

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What Are the Symptoms of CTE?

CTE can cause a myriad of different debilitating effects that increase in severity over time. These signs typically manifest themselves within 8-10 years after experiencing frequent mild traumatic brain injuries. Commonly occurring in athletes in contact sports and in military professionals who are frequently exposed to explosions, CTE is often identified through the presence of several cognitive and emotional symptoms.

CTE can cause varying levels of the following symptoms:

  • Advanced dementia
  • Poor judgment
  • Erratic behavior
  • Severe depression
  • Aggression
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Suicidal thoughts

As it stands, CTE can only be definitively diagnosed through an examination of brain tissue via autopsy. If you or a loved one have experienced any of the above symptoms and have a history of head trauma, it is vital that you seek medical help immediately.

What Causes CTE Injuries?

While there is still a lot to learn about the causes and effects of CTE injuries, scientists currently believe that this disease results from the buildup of tau protein in the brain from repeated concussions and minor blows to the head. Retired football players, hockey players, boxers, wrestlers, and military service members have all been linked to this disease, with 2015 research from Boston University indicating that the disease had been found in 96 percent of examined deceased NFL players.

Consult a Skilled Kingston Brain Injury Lawyer

While modern medical techniques have made it easier to detect CTE, this disease almost always leads to a lower quality of life and the need for round-the-clock assistance. At Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, our brain injury attorneys understand the anguish you must be experiencing and are prepared to do everything within our power to help you recover the compensation you deserve. If you believe you know the cause of your CTE or if your doctor failed to diagnose your condition, our lawyers can help you file a personal injury claim in pursuit of damages for losses related to lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. We have offices located throughout New York, including Kingston, Ellenville, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and New York City.

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