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September 22, 2016

Concussion Awareness Spreads to Hockey, Cheerleading

Serious concussion injuries have long been known to be a major health risk for NFL players, and despite the long delay among NFL officials in acknowledging it, the evidence that severe or repeated concussions can lead to chronic brain trauma, cognitive impairments, and even early death has long been available. For […]
February 25, 2016

Panthers, Broncos Players Did Not Return to Field after Concussions during Superbowl 50

An excited group of Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers fans packed into Levi’s Stadium for Superbowl 50 in Santa Clara, CA, this February. The crowd’s reactions were volatile as they watched the Broncos run roughshod over the Panthers for 24-10 finish. Those on the field, in the stands, and glued […]
February 10, 2015

Taking Another Look at Traumatic Brain Injuries

Despite modern medical advances, the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) on individuals and their families remain devastating. Many of us don’t realize that many serious brain injuries occur as the result of everyday activities, like a simple fall or sports injury. Complicating matters is the fact that the conditions of […]
February 3, 2015

February 2015 NFL Concussion Litigation Update

There’s been a recent development that bodes well for former NFL players and their families. On Feb. 2, 2015, Judge Anita Brody issued an order that suggests several changes to the proposed settlement of the NFL Concussion Litigation. The changes recommended by the Court are:  Providing credit for seasons played […]
December 16, 2013

Now the NHL Faces Concussion Lawsuits

The ramifications of concussions in major sports leagues appear to be greater than initially thought. As more and more retired players in both the National Football League and the National Hockey League are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and dementia, the leagues and their players are set to battle […]
September 9, 2013

The Proposed NFL Settlement – Is It a Win?

On August 29th attorneys for the parties to the concussion litigation against the NFL announced a proposed settlement of the litigation that had been brought by approximately 4500 former players. The proposed settlement calls for the the NFL to pay approximately $765 million to be used in several ways. First […]
May 14, 2013

NFL Case Before Philadelphia Judge

In the world of professional sports, it’s not hard for current athletes to look at retired veterans and see the price that one pays for years or decades of concussion damage. Nervous system disorders, seizures, and memory loss are all associated with repeated trauma to the head resulting in concussion. […]
March 22, 2013

Growing number of former NFL players have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

I love football. It is because of my love for the game and the valuable life lessons that it instills in young people that I have become increasingly alarmed at the growing number of former NFL players who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, depression and other serious mental disabilities as […]
November 16, 2011

Sports Related Head Trauma Terminology

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) put football (and other contact sports) players at serious risk of illness and death. A few different terms for such injuries are in common use and can be confusing. TBI is the broadest term. Others are Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), Mild Brain Injury (MBI), and […]
October 5, 2011

National Football League Concussion Lawsuit – 75 Former Players Against The NFL

On July 19, 75 former players brought an NFL Concussion Lawsuit against the NFL, alleging that the league covered up evidence that concussions could cause long-term damage.  The law suit was filed in California state court July 20, but has “not gotten a lot of media attention, say local football […]
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