Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the first blood test to evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly referred to as concussion, in adults. The FDA reviewed and authorized for marketing the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator in fewer than 6 months as part of its Breakthrough Devices Program.

Most patients with a suspected head injury are examined using a neurological scale, called the 15-point Glasgow Coma Scale, followed by a computed tomography or CT scan of the head to detect brain tissue damage, or intracranial lesions, that may require treatment; however, a majority of patients evaluated for mTBI/concussion do not have detectable intracranial lesions after having a CT scan. Availability of a blood test for concussion will help health care professionals determine the need for a CT scan in patients suspected of having mTBI and help prevent unnecessary neuroimaging and associated radiation exposure to patients.

Forester Haynie is actively working on an NFL Concussion Settlement, which was created for all current and former NFL players who have suffered head injuries while playing football. Even if you played on practice squads, only played half seasons or played with NFL Europe or the AFL, you could qualify for a settlement. Players who were injured or family members of deceased football players may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries.

Injuries include:

  • CTE
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Mood Swings
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive decline

If you or a loved one is suffering due to head injuries caused while playing professional football, click the link below to have our attorneys start working on your case.

 

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