Mar 26, 2018

Research Shows Pituitary Damage Frequently Follows TBIs

Color chart of stem of human brain
Schematic of the brain stem.

As if the effects of brain injury aren't enough. Researchers determined that traumatic brain injury does even more damage to the human body than previously believed. The brain's fragile and vital interaction with the pituitary gland is critical to bodily function. Injuries cause interruption or change to the regular communication between the two.

This is where personal injury attorneys need to keep their medical knowledge current. The Ehline Law Firm APLC is the leading TBI law office in California. This is partially due to our own research and partly due to partnerships with leading physicians and researchers. With medical science expanding quickly, it is vital to be ahead of the curve.

Also, there are several key factors at play. One is the well being of our clients. The newest medical knowledge allows us a better understanding of their medical challenges. Furthermore, it also allows our firm to estimate their future needs better.

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Pituitary injuries are nothing to sneeze at. In fact, coupled with TBIs, they are often devastating to families. A 2015 article printed by the National Institute of Health shows the incredible effects on the human body.

Up to 20% of TBI victims develop chronic hypopituitarism. Imagine the numbers. Two hundred thirty-five thousand people are hospitalized due to TBIs, and many more do not seek treatment. There are thousands of people suffering from the effects of sports injuries, work accidents, and car accidents. These medical issues can cause severe pain, hematomas, and severe blood and energy issues.

All of this means tens of thousands to millions of dollars of needed future care, depending on the client. Clients, firms, and courts need to know this vital information.

For more information about the future of thyroid issues and traumatic brain injuries, keep it tuned here. The Ehline Law Firm writes about the future of medicine and how it affects law firms and our clients.

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