Assertive Injury Representation Throughout West Virginia
Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC
Dedicated Service. Passionate Representation. A History Of Success.
Click Here TO Call Now Free Consults 866-587-0167 Injury Throughout West Virginia
Main Menu

Mild brain injuries linked to risk of Parkinson's disease

New study results have concluded that people in West Virginia and across the United States who have previously experienced a brain injury, even a mild brain injury, are at an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The study looked at veterans who had suffered a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, and the incidence of later developing Parkinson's disease. The study found that veterans who had experienced a mild brain injury were 56 percent more likely to later receive a Parkinsons's disease diagnosis, while those who had suffered a moderate to severe brain injury were 83 percent more likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson's.

The study, which was published in the April 2018 edition of Neurology looked at 325,870 veterans. Approximately 50 percent of the study participants had experienced a traumatic brain injury.

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that occurs when nerve cells break down and stop sending dopamine to the brain. Dopamine is a chemical that is responsible for sending signals to the brain that controls movement. As these nerve cells break down, people with the condition experience tremors, inability to control their movement, difficulty with swallowing and dementia. The disease is progressive, meaning that it gets worse over time, and there is no known cure.

Traumatic brain injuries may occur as a result of playing professional sports, from serving in the military, due to motor vehicle accidents or work accidents. A person who has experienced a traumatic brain injury may be entitled to compensation for medical care, loss of wages and pain and suffering. A lawyer could file a civil suit on behalf of the injured party or family of the injured party. Negligence must be proved in personal injury cases. In this case, a veteran who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease as a result of a traumatic brain injury may be able to file a civil suit. A lawyer may present proof of negligence based on the failed duty of care on part of the United States military.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Three Convenient Office Locations

Charleston Office
746 Myrtle Road
Charleston, WV 25314

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Charleston Law Office Map

Beckley Office
101 North Kanawha Street, Suite 101
Beckley, WV 25801

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Beckley Law Office Map

Morgantown Office
453 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Suite 300
Morgantown, WV 26505

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Morgantown Law Office Map

Connect With Our Attorneys

Distinguished ™ AV ® LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability 2015 Litigator Awards | Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers Super Lawyers Chambers and Partners Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers| 2017 Martindale-Hubbell The Best Lawyers in America American Association for Justice Million Dollar  Advocates Forum

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.