Claimants over the years have alleged a causal relation between trauma and almost every conceivable disease. Medicolegal literature abounds with articles concerning the relation between trauma and the more commonly occurring diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, bursitis, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. Numerous books wholly devoted to the relation of trauma and disease, have been written.This article is primarily concerned with cases wherein an allegation is made that a single trauma caused a disease.
Henry B. Fischer, Recent Traumatic Disease Claims, 12 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 276 (1963)