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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Former Nfl Player With Brain Injury Takes His Own Life

A former NFL player who was part of the Philadelphia-based lawsuit against the NFL died of a self-inflicted bullet wound last week. According to his wife, Ray Easterling suffered from brain disorders including depression, insomnia and dementia as a result of the hard hits he endured while playing for the Atlanta Falcons during the 1970s. […]

Update On Nfl Head Injury Lawsuit

As we have discussed in the past, head injuries are a significant health problem in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation, and a legal case against the NFL is highlighting that concern. A former NFL Washington Redskins quarterback has become the primary litigant the personal injury case against the NFL. The mass-tort lawsuit has been filed […]