The start of professional football season has brought renewed attention to the concussions that can occur from playing violent contact sports like football, hockey, boxing and mixed martial arts. ESPN’s science writers recently published a study showing that the force at which football players collide can often be more traumatic that getting hit in the head with a sledgehammer. In fact, during the course of a season, football players take as much as 1,500 shots to the head. It is the cumulative effect of the repeated head blows many now believe are the reasons why more and more retired professional, college and high school football players are suffering extensive brain damage, Alzheimer’s and ALS in later life. If you played football and suffer from brain damage symptoms in Las Vegas, contact Benson and Bignham today.
The study showed that those who play football four times more likely to have ALS or Alzheimer’s than the average American. Players in skill positions and who were subject to higher intensity hits were even more likely to suffer symptoms. While linemen, in general, had fewer symptoms, wide receivers, running backs and quarterbacks showed the most damage in later life. The Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas recently received a $30 million donation from the National Football League to study concussion symptoms and other forms of brain damage in former college, high school and professional football players. If you feel you have suffered from severe brain damage in Southern Nevada due to playing college or high school football, contact Benson and Bingham today.
Benson and Bingham is a family owned Las Vegas personal injury law firm founded in 2003 by cousins Ben Bingham and Joseph Benson. We specialize in all aspects of personal injury law, including Clark County head injuries, Las Vegas casino accidents and Southern Nevada injury car accidents.
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Even though the Pentagon and Veteran’s Administration have significantly improved on post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and psychological treatment in general, twice as many active-duty soldiers committed suicide last month. In fact, throughout 2012, with fewer military personnel being deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, suicides have continued to rise each month. In June 12 active-duty soldiers committed suicide, 16 in May and in July 26 took their own lives. The suicides have not been limited to active-duty soldiers – 12 Army Reservists committed suicide in June and July. Many of these soldiers have also suffered brain damage and other injuries from their active-duty service in the military. If you or someone you love has suffered from significant brain injury due to military service and you live in Nevada, Benson and Bingham can represent you in your Las Vegas personal injury case.
Only one of the potential suicides has actually been confirmed, however, the deaths continue to be investigated. The Army has also started to reach out to the individuals who have been impacted by suicide – their studies have shown that at a minimum ten others are affected negatively in the aftermath of a suicide. Many suicides are often the result of significant psychological trauma from combat and can even arise from combat injuries to the brain. If you are the relative of a Las Vegas veteran who suffered from debilitating brain and spinal cord injury, contact Benson and Bingham to discuss your Nevada wrongful death inquiry.
Benson and Bingham were founded by cousins Joseph Benson, II Esq and Ben Bingham, Esq in 2003 to represent Nevadan’s in their personal injury claims and to help them financially recover from injuries. We represent soldiers from Hawthorne Army base in brain and spinal cord injury cases, casino slip and fall cases for companies based in Nevada and even Las Vegas defective product cases. We also represent tourists to Nevada from all over the world in vacation injury and wrongful death cases. We also offer a discount to military members.
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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.
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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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