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Study suggests ‘heads up’ approach to tackling is safer for football players

Posted: August 18, 2014 Personal Injury

A new study shows that people are more apt to lose consciousness from a concussion caused by a blow to the top of the head than ones to the side of the head, leading researchers to suggest football players take

Study: Even non-concussion-causing blows to the head can adversely affect brain

Posted: December 17, 2013 Personal Injury

Many studies have established that concussions can have long-lasting effects on the brain, but a new study shows that even blows to the head that do not result in concussion can adversely affect the brain over the course of just

UNC-Chapel Hill whistleblower says academic fraud scheme kept many athletes enrolled

Posted: December 12, 2013 Consumer Fraud

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill whistleblower told school officials Tuesday that many students, most of them athletes, were taking classes that actually never occurred. Mary Willingham, an instructor and advisor, has become a key figure amid ongoing

NFL player quits midseason over sport’s toll on his health, says money isn’t worth it

Posted: November 24, 2013 Personal Injury

Denver Broncos guard John Moffitt has made national headlines for quitting his lucrative National Football League (NFL) career midseason, a move that has elicited criticism from many who claim the player must be crazy. But for Moffitt, 27, the decision

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

Indiana plane crash survivor’s brain injuries require long-term care, lawyer says

Posted: October 20, 2013 Personal Injury

An Oklahoma man who survived an airplane crash in Indiana earlier this year likely won’t recover from the traumatic brain injuries he sustained, his lawyer told the Associated Press.

Former college players file concussion lawsuit against Ridell, NCAA

Posted: October 19, 2013 Personal Injury

Two former University of Oregon football players have proposed a class-action lawsuit against helmet maker Riddell Inc. and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) earlier this month, alleging they fraudulently concealed their knowledge of concussion risks from players, thereby exposing

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.