New Movie ‘Concussion’ Brings Awareness to TBI

'Concussion' Sheds Light on the Seriousness of TBI The new film Concussion (watch the trailer below) undoubtedly has players, loved ones, and those who simply love the game, thinking about the possible long-term health risks associated with football. Some may even question whether the game is worth the risk. Contrary to popular belief, football … [Read more...]

Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Approved by Federal Judge In January of this year, US District Judge Anita B. Brody rejected the proposed NFL’s concussion lawsuit settlement – which was an offer of $765 million – citing that she did not believe the league was offering enough to help retired players who suffered the side effects of concussions … [Read more...]

NFL Concussion Litigation: Retired NFL Players Object to New Settlement

NFL Concussion Litigation Objection Filed- Retired NFL Players Object to Proposed Settlement On Wednesday, July 2nd, a group of seven former NFL football players filed a formal objection in the NFL concussion litigation regarding the proposed concussion lawsuit settlement, in which the NFL allegedly uncapped settlement amounts for players who … [Read more...]

NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Funds Uncapped

NFL Agrees to Uncap Funds in Revised NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement The National Football League (NFL) and counsel for the retired NFL players that sued the league for personal injury have come to a settlement agreement in its ongoing NFL concussion lawsuit settlement. Players claimed that the NFL disregarded safety measures and pressured … [Read more...]

Dan Marino Withdraws From NFL Concussion Lawsuit

Former Dolphins Quarterback Withdraws Name from NFL Concussion Litigation The former quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Dan Marino, stated on Thursday, June 5th, that he would withdraw his name from the list of those filing lawsuits against the NFL for concussions and other medical issues related to lax regulations during their tenure as football … [Read more...]

Federal Judge Rejects NFL Concussion Settlement Offer

Judge Rejects NFL Settlement in Concussion Lawsuits, Concerned It Is Not Enough for All Players In August last year, the NFL offered a preliminary settlement amount of $765 million for retired football players suffering from a specific type of brain condition related to repeated concussions sustained while they played professional … [Read more...]

Concussions and youth football

Although most of the focus on the dangers of concussions has been aimed at the NFL, youth football can be a dangerous place for young children. Yes, it is dangerous to play if you're at the professional, college, or high school level, but what about the approximately 3.5 million children who are playing below the high school level?  How dangerous … [Read more...]

NFL Motions to Dismiss Concussion Lawsuits

On Thursday, in a federal court in Philadelphia, the NFL filed a motion to dismiss 140 consolidated concussion lawsuits, representing more than 3,300 former players. The NFL wants the suits dismissed "on the basis that the claims are preempted by federal labor law," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement earlier this week. "The … [Read more...]

NFL and US Army Team Up for Concussion Care

Soldiers and football players have more in common than we think, and Commissioner Roger Goodell and General Raymond T. Odierno agree. The football commissioner and the Army Chief of Staff announced their cooperative initiative at the U.S. Military Academy on Thursday, August 30th. Both football players and soldiers face stressful situations that … [Read more...]

Latest Concussion Litigation Comes from Soccer, Not Football

Brian Namoff, a former Major League Soccer Player, has filed a $12 million lawsuit against his former coach, Tom Soehn. On Sept. 9th, 2009, the former DC United defender collided with another player mid-game and suffered classic symptoms of a concussion. Despite dizziness and blurred vision, he finished the 90 minute game. That match ended up … [Read more...]

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