The Concussion Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team are dedicated to providing justice to the victims of concussion injuries that are so often overlooked by both the medical community and the legal community.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team is comprised of lawyers and legal assistants who work in coordination with members of the health care community that are trained and experienced in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of concussion injuries.
CHRONIC TRAUMATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY (CTE)
“Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the term used to describe a specific pattern of microscopic changes in the brain” according to a new fact sheet issued by the U.S. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC).
“Some researchers have suggested that CTE is unique and associated with sub concussive blows to the head or concussions while others suggest the CTE is not unique.” Sub concussive impacts or blows have been described as hits to the head that do not reach the threshold of a concussion and do not cause an alteration or loss of consciousness or loss of memory for the injury event. In other words, this is a head trauma that does not rise to the level of causing immediate concussion symptoms. 110 out of 111 of the brains of ex-NFL football players showed objective evidence of CTE in players that had not been diagnosed with concussion injuries during their lifetime.
“There is no current test for CTE in the living. It can only be diagnosed at autopsy after a person is deceased.” A study conducted by the national institutes of health (NIH) concluded that there is only one finding specific to CTE, namely “an accumulation of abnormal hyperphosphorylated tau (P-TAU) in neurons and astroglia distributed around small blood vessels at the depths of cortical sulci and in an irregular pattern.”
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices throughout the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I-394 and I494. The offices are ground level, handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.
Additional Concussion Resources:
- https://abbott-mediaroom.com/2015-08-24-New-Concussion-Survey-Reveals -Majority-of-Adults-ae-Unable-to Recognize-Common-Concussion-Symptoms
- http://physicians.cattonline.com/resources/files/amssm-position -statement-concussions-in-sports.pdf.