High School Football Star In Coma From Head Injury

It’s football season here in Philadelphia and across the nation, but it’s not all drills, touchdowns, and the thrill of victory. Philadelphia residents may be interested in this recent incident of a Chicago high school star’s traumatic brain injury (TBI). It’s a prospect that every player, parent and coach dreads. Lane Tech, a college prep […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

In Midst Of Lawsuits Nfl Donates To Brain Injury Research

Over the past year or so, we’ve been covering the personal injury lawsuits that have been filed against the National Football League by former players who now suffer from brain injuries. Thousands of retired players have sued the league, alleging that NFL officials knew how dangerous concussions are, but failed to warn or protect the […]

Multitasking Therapy Aiding Victims Recovery From Tbi

Violent head blows experienced by athletes, soldiers and car accident victims may cause concussions and life-altering damage to the brain. To help these individuals, researchers are offering new therapeutic ways for victims of traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord accidents to regain the ability to coordinate thoughts and multitask. A machine known as the Dynavision […]

Nfl To Request Dismissal Of Player Filed Concussion Lawsuits

Some legal experts are comparing concussion-related lawsuits from current and former National Football League players to the ones smokers made against tobacco companies 15 years ago. Legal experts say the players are using a similar argument that smokers made: An organization knew about the dangers of the product/sport, but hid the information from those at risk. […]