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NFL removes cap on proposed settlement for retired players who suffered head injuries

Posted: June 26, 2014 Personal Injury

A $765 million award cap on a compensation program for retired National Football League (NFL) players suing the league for improper handling of concussions was eliminated, and funds will now be available for any retired player who develops a qualifying

Advances in medicine help with diagnosing, treating head injuries

Posted: February 8, 2014 Personal Injury

Concussions are hardly a new diagnosis for football players. But how the conditions are diagnosed and treated have changed dramatically through the years, especially since researchers have found that sports-related head injuries can cause serious, long-term problems.

Body of NFL linebacker Belcher exhumed to test brain for CTE

Posted: December 22, 2013 Personal Injury

The body of deceased Kansas City Chief linebacker Jordan Belcher was exhumed last week in order to perform tests on his brain. Belcher’s family requested that researchers conduct the tests in hopes of finding answers as to why the professional

New rules are needed to protect athletes if football is to survive

Posted: October 26, 2013 Personal Injury

Increasing reports of serious, long-term health problems from repeated blows to the head are causing more parents to keep their children out of high-impact sports like football, and leaving many to wonder if the sport is headed for extinction if

Researcher finds ‘profound abnormalities’ in brains of retired NFL players

Posted: October 23, 2013 Personal Injury

A researcher studying the long-term risks of combative sports on the brains of retired professional football players said he observed “some of the most profound abnormalities in brain activity that I have ever seen.”

Researcher uses fruit flies to find better ways to diagnose, treat traumatic brain injuries

Posted: October 16, 2013 Personal Injury

Ever swat at a fruit fly and watch him stagger a bit before righting himself and flying off again seemingly unscathed? That response raised a curiosity in Barry Ganetzky, a geneticist at University of Wisconsin-Madison medical school who has studied

Two separate concussion lawsuits against NCAA clash over overlap, differences

Posted: September 23, 2013 Personal Injury

A group of former college football players who are suing the NCAA over its handling of football-related concussions urged a federal court in Tennessee to block intervention in their suit by another group of former college athletes in Illinois who

Former college football players sue NCAA over concussion worries

Posted: September 6, 2013 Personal Injury

Concussions and the increased risks of long-term physical, emotional, and financial hardships they present are the subject of a personal-injury lawsuit filed against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) by three former college football players, who claim the organization failed

NFL settles concussion lawsuit with former players for $765 million

Posted: September 5, 2013 Personal Injury

The National Football League (NFL) has agreed to spend nearly $800 million to resolve complaints brought by more than 4,500 former professional football players who accused the league of concealing its knowledge of concussion risks from players for decades.

Family of deceased player Derek Boogaard sues NHL over his injuries, early death

Posted: May 15, 2013 Personal Injury

The family of professional hockey player Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL), accusing the organization of subjecting Mr. Boogaard to severe trauma and then loading him up on potent, highly addictive prescription painkillers.