Mitchell | Gilleon is a team of San Diego traumatic brain injury lawyers who have been representing people who have been injured in several ways for many years.
San Diego, California (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
Daniel Gilleon, a San Diego traumatic brain injury lawyer and a partner at the law firm of Mitchell | Gilleon, recently appeared on Fox News to provide his insight and perspective in relation to the death of Junior Seau, a former All-Pro NFL linebacker and San Diego County native who committed suicide on May 2, 2012. Attorney Gilleon appeared on the program “Geraldo at Large” which is hosted by Geraldo Rivera on May 7.
Mr. Gilleon was interviewed for a story concerning the death of Junior Seau and the possibility that his death could have been due to repeated traumatic brain injuries that Mr. Seau suffered during his 20 years of playing in the National Football League. The family of Junior Seau is deciding whether or not to allow his brain to be studied for signs of damage that has been present in the brains of other former NFL players who have died.
Specifically, the most common condition that has been diagnosed in the brains of former NFL players who had suffered traumatic brain injuries is known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE is a progressive, degenerative disease that is only diagnosed post-mortem in patients. CTE features damage to the brain tissue and involves symptoms including dementia, memory loss, aggressive behavior and depression.
Mr. Gilleon was asked in the Fox News interview about traumatic brain injuries suffered by NFL players, and he stated that these types of traumatic brain injuries change who you are. In addition, Mr. Gilleon offered his opinion that NFL players have not been fully aware of the risks involving traumatic brain injuries and that team doctors may not have shared all of the information regarding traumatic brain injuries and CTE with players who have faced that risk. At this time, it is not known whether or not Junior Seau suffered brain damage from traumatic brain injuries and it will not be known unless his brain is studied.
About Mitchell | Gilleon
Mitchell | Gilleon is a team of San Diego traumatic brain injury lawyers who have been representing people who have been injured in several ways for many years. The firm handles cases involving traumatic brain injuries, civil rights cases, San Diego personal injury matters, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, auto accidents, consumer rights, defective products cases, employment law disputes and many others.