Junior Seau Suicide Raises Brain Injury Concerns, Contact Benson and Bingham to Discuss Your Las Vegas Brain Injury Case
A week has passed from apparent the tragic suicide of San Diego Charger and New England Patriot Hall of Fame Linebacker, Junior Seau. The family of the retired football great is considering sending his brain for research at the Center for Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University, pending approval from native Samoan religious and cultural leaders. At present, no evidence exists that shows Seau suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a disease common to boxers, MMA fighters and NHL and NFL players. A look at footage from Seau’s 20-year NFL career shows significant injuries and blows to the head in every game and nearly every play. If you or a relative has suffered traumatic brain injury, and you would like to recover money lost to lost work, medical bills and pain and suffering, contact the Las Vegas brain injury attorneys at Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation.
More and more studies show that those who receive even small but repeated blows to the head are susceptible to brain damage. While football players, hockey players, boxers and MMA fighters use headgear and mouth guards when they compete, these protective devices do not protect the brain from striking the skull. Mammalian brains contain cerebrospinal fluid, which cushions the brain against normal strikes, but a football collision, a hockey check, a right-hook to the forehead or a Muay Thai kick to the side of the head jar the brain beyond the fluid’s protection. Traumatic brain injuries such as concussions have these key symptoms – dizziness, headaches, nausea, lack of balance, poor motor coordination, ear ringing and visual spots. Repeated concussions can cause the brain to atrophy and lead to additional symptoms of depression, lack of cognitive function and more. The attorney’s at Benson and Bingham have represented many clients in debilitating brain injury cases since their founding in 2003. Our attorneys have the trial expertise and medical contact to help you pursue your Las Vegas brain injury case.