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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Football Helmets Being Redesigned To Hinder Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries affect thousands of people in Pennsylvania each year, most commonly as a result of car accidents, falls or sports injuries. Serious brain injuries can change a person’s life forever, especially if the injury is not treated right away. In recent years, brain injuries have received a lot of media attention after famous football […]

As Crosby Returns To The Ice Brain Injuries Are On The Mind

Many people in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country were thrilled to know that one of hockey’s greatest would be returning to the ice this week. After suffering from consecutive concussions last season and another blow to the head earlier this season, Sidney Crosby will lace up his skates tonight as the Pittsburgh Penguins […]

Nfl Wants Brain Injury Lawsuits To Be Heard In Philadelphia

As we have discussed in past posts, more than 100 former professional football players have brought personal injury lawsuits against the National Football League, alleging that the organization knew concussions could cause traumatic brain injuries, but failed to protect the players. The players all claim to suffer from concussion-related brain injuries resulting from the sport […]

Ex Nfl Players Blame League For Brain Injuries In Lawsuit

If you have ever been to a Philadelphia Eagles game, you know how hard some of the hits are out there on the field. Not surprisingly, many players end up hurt. But some players are alleging that brain injuries, in particular, leave lasting and severe consequences that they were never warned about. A suit filed against […]