While anyone can end up in a situation where they sustain a head injury, certain individuals are more likely to be affected by repeated head injuries. If you play sports or follow any sports teams, you’re likely aware of how serious of an issue concussions are. Even with protective headgear, the brain can still sustain an injury if the impact is forceful enough.
Scientists and doctors are seeing an increase in CTE, which is caused by repeated head injuries. Because it can only be diagnosed after death, not a lot is known about it; however, it seems professional athletes are most at risk for this disease. If you have suffered multiple concussions or have a family member who was suspected of having or was diagnosed with CTE, you may have grounds for legal action. Before we get into brain injury claims, let’s take a look at the effects of traumatic brain injuries and CTE.