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Attorney: Mental Illness Muddies Mild Brain Injury Claims

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 553 | 0 | 0 min read

Headaches, irritability and trouble sleeping are symptoms that may arise from a number of conditions. But increasingly, the symptoms are being attributed to a case of mild traumatic brain injury, an attorney said. A surge in the number of mild TBI claims has resulted in part from the increased publicity surrounding brain injuries among National Football League players, said insurance defense attorney Christopher Reinkall, a partner with Doherty & Progar LLC in Chicago. For professional athletes, the issue is often subsequent brain injuries, Reinkall said. Repeated blows to the head may p...

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