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What Does The NFL’s Historic Concussion Settlement Mean?

By Brian Chase on May 3, 2015 - No comments

NFL Brain DamageLast week, a federal judge approved a $1-billion, 65-year settlement between the National Football League and more than 5,000 former players who had sued the league alleging they had suffered various medical conditions related to concussions sustained during their careers.

Although the agreement was reached in August 2013, it has been tweaked from both sides.

The final version was approved last week.

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So, how is the new agreement different from the original one? …Read the rest »

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Johns Hopkins Study Tackles Concussion-Related Brain Damage

By Brian Chase on February 3, 2015 - No comments

NFL Brain DamageA team of specialists in Johns Hopkins has gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage in former NFL players that could be linked to specific memory deficits experienced decades after the athletes stopped playing the game.

According to the university’s website, the small study, which involved imaging and cognitive tests of nine former NFL players, provides more evidence of potential long-term neurological risks to football players who suffer repeated concussions.

This further strengthens the argument of those who have been calling out for better protections for players. …Read the rest »

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Former Pro Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Injury Causing Concussions

By Brian Chase on January 29, 2015 - No comments

WWE LawsuitTwo former professional wrestlers have sued the WWE accusing them of “selling violence” while ignoring concussions, which they say, have left them with serious brain injuries.

According to an Associated Press news report, the men, including one who performed under the name Skull Von Krush, have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia similar to thousands of lawsuits pending against the NFL.

Litigation against the NFL is expected to result in a $1 billion settlement if a judge approves a proposed deal. …Read the rest »

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Comedian Tracy Morgan Battling Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

By Brian Chase on November 28, 2014 - No comments

Tracy Morgan Bus AccidentComedian Tracy Morgan is still fighting to recover from a severe traumatic brain injury he suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago on the New Jersey Turnpike.

According to an Associated Press news report, the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the June 7 crash when he and several other comedians were riding a private limo van. Morgan also suffered a broken leg, nose and ribs.

His attorney told AP that it is not certain if the comedian would ever …Read the rest »

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NFL Says 1 In 4 Players Will End Up With Brain Damage

By Brian Chase on September 18, 2014 - No comments

NFL Brain DamageNearly a quarter of National Football League players are likely to suffer brain damage and disorders during their lifetime such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s, according to a report filed in court by the league’s lawyers.

According to a news report in the Daily Mail, the NFL filed the findings in court as part of ongoing litigation between the league and former players suffering from a variety of brain injuries.

This is the most definitive statement the NFL has made with regard to the sport’s dangers.

In 2013, the league agreed to pay more than …Read the rest »

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Federal Judge Rejects $765 Million Settlement in NFL Concussion Cases Saying Offer is Inadequate

By Brian Chase on April 19, 2014 - No comments

brain-injuryA federal judge in Philadelphia has declined to approve a settlement for another batch of retired players suing the National Football League over concussion-linked claims. According to an Associated Press news report, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s preliminary ruling follows a similar ruling in January on the proposed $765 million umbrella settlement. The judge said she is skeptical that the fund is large enough to cover up to 20,000 players for 65 years as intended.

Brody’s latest ruling involves a group of plaintiffs led by Kevin Turner, a former Philadelphia Eagle who is now battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. The judge also denied the Turner group, class-action status. However, an attorney for the players insists the deal is fair and sufficient to cover their needs. The attorney also told the judge that most players would sign the settlement rather than spend many years fighting the NFL in court. …Read the rest »

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