New Study Investigates Brain Damage in Las Vegas Boxers
Nevada has always been a leader nationally in boxing and other pugilistic sports. The casinos of Las Vegas have always used the fight game, in whatever form, to draw people to its hotels and gaming floors. These sports, however, can have a drastically detrimental effect on some of its participants – specifically brain damage in the form of pugilistic dementia. With Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai all promoted and licensed enthusiastically across the State of Nevada, many from the silver state have suffered debilitating brain injuries from the sport. If you have suffered brain injury in a Nevada licensed fighting sport, contact Benson and Bingham today for a free legal consultation to discuss your case.
Recently, the Cleveland Clinic opened the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. To mark the opening Las Vegas hotel owner Kirk Kerkorian has funded a study to perform baseline magnetic resonance imaging scans on 600 fighters in the course of a four year brain study. One of the main goals of the study is to determine why some fighters get brain injury while others do not. The types of brain damage incurred by fighters can include Parkinson’s disease, Pugilistic Dementia, and Early Onset Alzheimer’s. In addition to the baseline MRIs, fighters in the program will also memory and cognitive reasoning tests, with quizzes on judgment and reasoning. If you are suffering traumatic brain injury in Las Vegas from a past as a boxer or MMA fighter, and wish to recover money for hospital bills, lost work and pain and suffering, contact the attorneys at Benson and Bingham to discuss your case.
Benson and Bingham are Las Vegas injury attorneys who specialize in all types of injury cases. They and their staff are able to successfully represent their clients by developing strong trusting relationships. While no law firm can promise to win your case in 2010 and 2011 the firm was able to win over $24,000,000 for their clients.