In an interview this week, retired NFL quarterback (and all around tough guy) Brett Favre discussed memory loss issues he’s been having since retirement. Favre attributes these issues to potential brain injuries he suffered as a player.
Favre isn’t alone in these types of symptoms. We’ve had the pleasure of representing a number of clients who have suffered from brain injuries. Sadly, memory loss is a popular symptom.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the concussion issues arising in the NFL and in the military are terrible. But they may be the best thing to happen to traumatic brain injury patients. These stories have put a light on the issues of concussions and brain injuries, and they’re also sparking research that might help my clients and others as they seek to return to normal lives.