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Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Athletic Participation

Post-concussion syndrome, a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by an impact to the head, may not be identified without expert medical attention following an accident. A Coweta County brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Shane Smith can pursue a Georgia personal injury claim.  


Chronic brain trauma can cause Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a severe brain injury. It can happen following a severe auto accident and is more commonly seen in people who play contact sports.


Former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback and current NFL commentator Terry Bradshaw has publicly disclosed that he has suffered memory loss and depression from numerous concussions and head injuries he sustained while playing football. Bradshaw does brain puzzles to keep his condition from worsening. He plays ping pong and video games to maintain his hand-eye coordination.


Research has shown that repeated blows to the head and minor concussions can have long-term effects. Mild concussions are often diagnosed by disorientation, confusion, short attention span and memory loss. It was previously believed that the victim was fine when the symptoms disappeared.


According to a Canadian study of 40 healthy former athletes between the ages of 50-60, those who had a diagnosed concussion years earlier had noticeable declines in mental and physical processes. All 19 of the former athletes who had suffered concussions showed declines in memory and attention spans.


The Law Offices of Shane Smith will aggressively pursue a brain injury case to get fair compensation for the victim. Call Coweta County brain injury lawyer Shane Smith for a free consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia