Retired Nfl Players Reach Settlement With League

As you may have heard, the lawsuits filed by more than 4,500 former professional football players against the National Football League settled for a reported $765 million late last month. In July, a Philadelphia federal judge ordered the parties to attend mediation in effort to settle the lawsuits over concussion-related brain injuries. The retired players […]

Paying For Rehab Common Obstacle For Brain Injury Patients

Car accidents, sports injuries and other mishaps cause approxmiately 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries per year in the United States. Roughly 90,000 of these result in permanent brain damage, forever impacting the accident victim’s life. The good news is that there are many forms of treatment available today for brain injuries, including specialized rehabilitation centers […]

Nfl Brain Injury Lawsuits Ordered To Mediation

Last month, a Philadelphia federal judge surprised many when she ordered former professional football players and the National Football League to attend mediation in the lawsuits over concussion-related brain injuries. The lawsuit involves more than 4,000 former players who say that NFL knew of the dangers but failed to protect them from sustaining serious brain […]

Could Lawsuits Against Nhl Follow Those Against Nfl

Thousands of personal injury lawsuits filed by former professional football players and their families against the National Football League have been consolidated in a Philadelphia federal court. The lawsuits accuse the league of knowingly exposing the players to serious brain injuries caused by repeated blows to the head. A similar lawsuit was recently filed against […]

Former Pro Athletes Urge People To Take Head Injuries Seriously

A former All-Pro running back for the Philadelphia Eagles says he is suffers from short-term memory loss. While one might think this would be a player from the 70s or 80s, the player is actually only 33-years-old and played for the Eagles up until last year when his brain injury forced him to retire early. […]

Oral Arguments Scheduled In Philadelphia Nfl Lawsuits

According to reports, a Philadelphia judge will begin hearing oral arguments in the NFL brain injuries lawsuits in approximately two months. The judge set a hearing for April 9 to consider requests by the NFL to have the lawsuits dismissed. In the lawsuits, former NFL players allege that they have developed or are at risk […]

Philadelphia Brain Injuries Lawsuit Emboldened By Stars Death

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has concluded that former National Football League star Junior Seau was suffering from a serious brain injury at the time of his suicide. That condition, known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), has been found in a number of other former professional football players who have died prematurely from dementia, suicide […]

Pennsylvania Bill Could Be Start Of Brain Injuries Legislation

As the National Football League and its former players face a potentially explosive court battle over the NFL’s alleged knowledge of concussion risks — and its refusal to educate or better protect players — the governor of Pennsylvania has signed into law the “Safety in Youth Sports Act,” which aims to better prevent serious brain […]

Players Take The Offensive In Brain Injury Lawsuits

For months, we have been writing about the personal injury lawsuits that have been filed against the NFL by former players. More than 3,500 former players allege that they developed traumatic brain injuries as a result of the repetitive concussions they suffered while playing football, and they blame the NFL for failing to protect them. […]

Concussions Common On The Road As Well As On The Field

Typically when we think of concussions, we think of contact sports like football or hockey. This is especially true after thousands of former NFL football players recently sued the league after suffering traumatic brain injuries. But as a recent incident involving race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows, car accidents can cause brain injuries as […]

Philadelphia Woman Sues After Highway Accident

A female motorist has filed a personal injury lawsuit stating that an accident involving her car and a suburban Philadelphia landscaping business’s equipment caused her to suffer brain damage. The accident took place on Sept. 23, 2010 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Reportedly, the motorist was driving her 1999 Volkswagen Beatle when her vehicle was hit by […]