A recent study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed shocking statistics regarding the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among football players. CTE is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects people who have suffered multiple impacts to the head. Our firm represents injured clients, including those with brain injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, we can uphold your right to a settlement.
The Results of the Study
The researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased football players who had donated their brains for scientific purposes. The results showed that 87% of the players had mild to severe CTE, and neurodegeneration was a leading cause of death in patients with severe CTE. Furthermore, the researchers studied the mental and emotional condition of the patients by interviewing family members or friends who had been with the patients at the end of their lives. It was revealed that 85% of patients with severe CTE displayed signs of dementia, and 33% of those with mild CTE had dementia.
It is important to remember that many of the players who donated their brains may have been experiencing symptoms, which is why they signed up. This could have skewed the results. The media also exaggerated the results in several publications, causing alarm and concern about the risk of playing football. While the limitations of the study may hinder its ability to generalize the findings to all football players, it still provides an interesting platform for future research into the correlation between CTE and football.
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