Las Vegas Firm Studies Brain Damage in Boxers and MMA Fighters
Is there long-term damage when a boxer or MMA fighter gets hit in the head? Researchers are pointing to new evidence which may illustrate exactly what damage is caused. Whether football lineman, hockey offense man boxer or MMA fighter, during a game or a match, the player’s head is subjected to repeated blows. Many athletes from these sports often fall victim to degenerative brain disease, sometimes called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Recent autopsies and brain scans performed by the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory of Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, have shown that the brains of many deceased 40 and 50-year old linemen, hockey players and boxers look similar to the brains of octogenarians suffering from dementia. If you are suffering from brain damage in Las Vegas due to participation in violent contact sports, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
The current Las Vegas brain damage study has begun taking repeated brain scans using magnetic resonance imaging or MRIs to chronicle the continuing damage meted out when someone is subjected to repeated blows to the head. Boxers with fewer fights and with less experience in the fighting game had higher brain volumes and had fewer symptoms of cognitive decline or memory loss. In fighters who had fought for longer than nine years, those who fought the most each year suffered the sharper decline. The study also found that the brain damage often times was not evident until up to 6 years later. If you are experiencing brain loss due to Las Vegas boxing and would like to try to recover costs for pain and suffering, lost work and medical costs, contact Benson and Bingham today.
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