Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most insidious forms of medical issues. While the severity and effects of TBI can vary widely, in many cases families and caregivers are left to financially, medically, and emotionally shoulder the burden of lifelong care for a TBI-affected individual. If your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury and you think it could have been prevented, don’t hesitate to contact a trustworthy and compassionate Phoenix traumatic brain injury attorney. Bringing a claim against the responsible parties can not only help alleviate some of the burdens your family is under, it also works to hold accountable the doctor, driver, defective product manufacturer, or anyone else who was part of causing the injury.
Traumatic brain injury can lead to hypopituitarism
If you are the caregiver of a person with TBI, or if you are a medical provider for those with brain injuries, it is necessary to stay abreast of new research and medical breakthroughs in the areas of neurology and TBI treatment. The National Law Review recently reported on a new study that has emerged about TBI and growth hormone disorders. If you or your loved one has suffered from “mild complicated traumatic brain injury,” you or they may have a deficit in the pituitary gland. Hypopituitarism is often caused by a lack, or lowered levels, of growth hormone. The study indicates that patients suffering from mild complicated TBI have a high occurrence of growth hormone deficiency.
While traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by motor vehicle accidents or terrible falls, there are many other means by which these catastrophic injuries occur. Some of these include:
- Motorcycle collisions
- Construction site injuries
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth trauma
- Negligent post-natal care
- Sports-related concussions
Any or all of these methods of injuries can potentially lead to hypopituitarism. Consult with a medical professional and see if testing the levels of growth hormone is necessary for your loved one.
At Plattner Verderame, P.C., we know the pain and unique difficulties of traumatic brain injury. As such, we don’t charge our clients unless they collect. We only take cases on a contingency-fee basis, and will never ask for payment unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. You can reach us by phone at 602-783-8793, or contact us today to learn what our team of compassionate Phoenix traumatic brain injury attorneys can do for you and your family. We will help you with a comprehensive review of your situation, and can help you find resources to get a working treatment plan if needed. We are here to help.