So Far Nhlers Not Following Suit In Wake Of Nfl Settlement

This summer, the National Football League agreed to pay $765 million to thousands of former players who suffered concussion-related injuries during their tenure with the league. The lawsuits alleged that NFL officials knew that repeat concussions could lead to serious brain injuries but did nothing to protect the players. Now, the Philadelphia personal injury lawyer […]

Ncaa Taking Action To Prevent Brain Injuries

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you have heard about the thousands of lawsuits that are currently pending against the National Football League. In the lawsuits, former players acuse the league of covering up the dangers posed by multiple concussions, and they say they now suffer brain injuries […]

Ex Nfl Players May Test New Brain Injury Treatment

According to reports, the National Football League Alumni Association is working with a medical company to develop a possible treatment for traumatic brain injuries. If all goes as planned, the treatment will be tested on retired NFL football players, many of whom have suffered brain damage because of repetitive concussions on the field. The treatment […]

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 Researchers Concentrate On Brain Injuries

As brain injuries have ascended to the spotlight in the recent years of American culture — and, in particular, American sports culture — researchers have sharpened their gaze on learning more about these injuries and working to better treat and prevent them. A number of those researchers work at the University of Pennsylvania, where the […]

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 […]

Nfl Teams Better Equipped For Head Injuries

As concussions and head injuries continue to plague the National Football League, its officials have revealed an improved method for tracking and treatment injuries. The league will soon implement an electronic health records system that will fully replace paper medical records and lead to improved communication, immediate information access and other supporting materials to help […]

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 […]

Brain Injured Boy Slowly Recovering

Brain injuries can be catastrophic events. While the body and brain have an amazing ability to heal themselves over time, many times the recovery is a slow, painful process and victims of a traumatic brain injury do not always completely recover. As an example, a 14-year-old boy was involved in a car accident with his […]