Football players Three times more likely to have neurodegenerative disease
We represent people injured at construction sites, and truck accidents, bus accidents, car accident
and with dangerous products as accident attorneys. Our clients are hurt and work
hard to get back to their jobs and take care of their family.
We have dealt with traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases for
many years. Brain injuries are complex injuries.
Wednesday, a study published in the medical journal Neurology
indicated professional football players are three times more likely than the
general public to have neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and ALS. Players
in speed positions like wide receivers and running backs were three times more
likely to develop the diseases. Studies have linked concussions in football
players to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease with
Alzheimer’s like symptoms including memory loss, depression and mood swings.
These are the same symptoms we see in accident victims with brain injury. They often
have a difficult recovery, far more difficult then recovering from physical
injuries. They desperately proper diagnosis and quality medical care to