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Navigating Complex Brain Injury Cases

TBIs don’t just occur in car wrecks or skiing accidents. Studies show that an estimated 300,000 traumatic brain injuries occur annually in the United States due to high school and collegiate sports injuries. In 2014, a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology demonstrated that more than 40 percent of retired National Football League players had signs of TBI based on MRI scans called Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Other studies have indicated that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition only verifiable on autopsy, was present in 96% of NFL players examined.

In April of 2015, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania approved the settlement between the NFL and retired players. The lawsuit alleged that the NFL failed to warn players and hid the risk of brain injuries they faced. On July of 2016, a group of NFL players sued Riddell, Inc. alleging the equipment manufacturer failed to warn about the long-term health effects their helmets could not protect them from.

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Handling cases involving TBIs requires an understanding of the evolving medical science as well as sophisticated neuroimaging. Recent technological and neuroscience developments have made it possible to be able to quantify brain injuries to such a degree that juries no longer have to infer from neurpsychological testing whether or not a person has a significant brain injury. Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and fractional anisotropy (FA) have enabled neuroradiologist and neurologists the ability to identify and quantify abnormal patterns within the brain that when paired with a history of trauma, can help to establish the existence of a brain injury.

Lyons & Simmons, LLP has extensive experience with brain injury cases and is committed to retaining respected experts in the fields of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neurosphychiatry, Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for complex brain injury cases. Let us handle your brain injury case.

Need to discuss your case with a Dallas TBI attorney? Call (844) 297-8898. We have handled ample amounts of personal injury cases.

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