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More research on Parkinson's Disease and Head Trauma

As many of you know, many years ago, I was the first attorney to successfully prove the link between brain trauma and Parkinson's disease in a legal case I handled. That lawsuit brought on behalf of a young woman who developed Parkinson's Disease shortly after the concussion she sustained in a car crash resulted in a substantial jury verdict in her favor.

Since then because of the paucity of medical research on the link between Parkinson's Disease and head trauma,I have always been interested in new research in this area.

Now, new research points to increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease following head trauma.  European researchers report that the odds for the illness increase as exposure to these brain insults rises.

The research shows that people who were knocked unconscious even once had a 35 percent increased risk of developing Parkinson's and more than two-and-a-half times more frequently in people who had been knocked out more often.

The findings are published in the May 30 online edition of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  You can read more on this story by clicking here.



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