In addition to a much higher risk of violent death, clients who suffer a brain injury have a much higher incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease in their future. A study by Alzheimer’s.Org, found that individuals with a traumatic brain injury had a rate of development of Alzheimer’s that may be two to four times the average. It is thought that individuals with a certain gene have a propensity for even a single traumatic accident to substantially increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.
The high rates of future violent death or development of Alzheimer’s should be taken into account by Plaintiff’s attorney before settling any TBI injury where the insurer suggests the client has made a complete recovery.
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