Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Sports Law - Feb 25, 2014: Losing Streak: Athletes Seeking Workers’ Comp. In California Suffer Setbacks

Professional athletes seeking to take advantage of California’s historically beneficial workers’ compensation scheme suffered back-to-back defeats to close out 2013. Even as public attention to the long-term effects of...more

A License to Wed: Can You Be Denied a Marriage License?

In October of 2013, the Illinois couple of Colette Purifoy and John Morris were denied a marriage license because of John’s inability to consent. In 2009, John suffered permanent brain damage after unexpected complications...more

Three Reasons to See a Doctor Quickly After Sustaining a Head Injury in a Florida Vehicle Accident

The brain controls almost every function in the body, so any head injury should be taken seriously. However, many people whose injuries appear minor just take a pill for the headache and move on without even considering...more

Judge Brody rejects $765M NFL Settlement – Big Steps for mTBI

Last week Judge Anita Brody questioned whether $765 million would be enough to cover all the possible claimants in the NFL concussion settlement, and asked the parties for calculations to show that amount of the settlement...more

Georgia’s New Youth Concussion Law

This past April, Georgia became the 46th state to enact a youth concussion law. Georgia’s law was passed following the publication of a number of studies emphasizing the seriousness and prevalence of concussions in youth...more

NFL And NCAA Under Increased Pressure To Manage The Long-Term Effects Of Concussions

In August, 2013, the NFL announced that it had reached a $765 million dollar settlement of claims by more than 4,500 players alleging that they were suffering from long-term consequences of concussions that the NFL had known...more

A Price Unknown: Settlement of the NFL Concussion Lawsuit

In late August, a class action lawsuit brought by former players against the National Football League (NFL) was settled for $765 million, a controversial price tag that raised questions even at the outset. ...more

Concussions from Work Accidents

Obtaining appropriate medical treatment for post-concussive symptoms from a work accident can be as frustrating as the symptoms of a concussion. A concussion is the term use to generally describe a head injury that may or...more

Has Your Plaintiffs’ Mild TBI Gone Undetected? What NFL Concussion Litigation means for PI

MDL No. 2323 – the NFL Players’ Concussion Litigation has reached settlement with a degree of controversy. The premise of liability and the extent to which the NFL owed its players a duty to warn amid now decades of private...more

New Football Helmet Warning Labels Beg the Question – Do you really want to get your head in the game?

Football helmet companies make attempts to avoid future athletes’ injuries and lawsuits: The topic of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in sports has recently become a very pressing issue. Most notably, the occurrence of...more

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Should Boxing Be Legal?

The sport of boxing has been associated with traumatic brain injury since as far back as 1928, when an American pathologist published a paper showing evidence that blows to the head in boxing cause ruptured blood vessels,...more

NCAA Concussion Cases – In the News...Again

Brain Disease Probable Factor in Former NCAA Football Player’s Death - The discussion surrounding sport-related concussions in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is once again making headlines as a...more

BRAIN Initiative The Next Grand Scheme

In April, President Obama announced the BRAIN initiative, a new research challenge aimed at unlocking how the human brain works and how brain ailments and injury might be addressed....more

What Is A TBI?

Auto accidents are capable of causing all kinds of injuries. One of the most serious outcomes of a motor vehicle collision is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)....more

NFL Concussion Lawsuits in Philadelphia

Earlier this month, a federal court in Philadelphia heard arguments about concussions in the National Football League (NFL). More than 4,100 plaintiffs, who are part of 222 consolidated lawsuits, are at the beginning of the...more

Q&A With Carlton Fields' Gregory Cesarano

At Carlton Fields, Greg Cesarano focuses his practice on defense of corporations and manufacturers in products liability and commercial claims. He also leads Carlton Fields’ products and toxic tort liability practice group,...more

Riddell Found Negligent In Relation To Football Player's Injuries

One 17-year-old high school student had a life not that different from many other high school football players in Alabama. However, this football player's end is far more tragic than most, but sadly no longer becoming a rare...more

Veterans' Issues and How They May Impact Your Practice  [Video]

Whether you're focusing your practice on tax preparation; family law; personal injury; disability; criminal law or general litigation, you're likely to encounter a situation where your client is a veteran. Don't be alarmed,...more

Research Initiatives Hope To Unlock Complexity Of Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can manifest themselves in a vast array of symptoms. Victims can be made to struggle with any combinations of memory difficulties, motor difficulties, personality changes and emotional struggles....more

Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Brain Injury

Serious car crashes can lead to a host of problems for those who survive as well as for their families. Victims with catastrophic injuries may face years of physical therapy and emotional trauma as well as loss of their...more

Outback Steakhouse to Pay $65,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Phoenix Restaurant Fired Server Because of His Traumatic Brain Injury, Federal Agency Charged - PHOENIX - Outback Steakhouse will pay $65,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit...more

Will Liability Insurers Have a Duty to Defend the NFL in Concussion Litigation?

The recent expanse of litigation against the National Football League for concussions and other brain injury related claims contains hall of fame names and headline worthy accusations of failed safety measures. The bigger...more

American Academy Of Neurology Warns Of Dangers From Concussions

New information is emerging all the time about exactly how delicate our brains really are. A brain injury can not only interrupt cognitive functions and motor skills, it can also alter a victim's personality, at times...more

Can Junior Seau’s Family Win Wrongful Death Suit?

In early May 2012, according to Oceanside, California police, former National Football League player Junio Seau was found in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest and revolver near his body. Although Seau did not leave...more

New Understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury

Whether suffered on a highway, worksite or on the battlefield, traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs not just by impact but when force exerted on the brain shakes and shears the very connective tissue of the brain itself. New...more

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