Archive for June, 2010

Boxing Club Settles Lawsuit Where Youth Suffered Brain Damage

Posted on June 28th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

There’s been a settlement in a case involving a Lansing, Mich., boy who sustained traumatic brain injury during a boxing match. http://www.freep.com/article/20100616/NEWS06/100616115/Boxing-club-settles-lawsuit-over-Lansing-boy-s-injury The negligence lawsuit had been filed in 2008 by the family of Juan Contreras against the Crown Boxing Club in Lansing and its affiliate, USA Boxing, which governs amateur boxing. The amount..
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Massachusetts Sport Concussion Law – Unanswered Questions

Posted on June 25th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

In our continuing review of the proposed Massachusetts scholastic concussion law, it is important to comment on a couple of more issues.  First, the law seems to leave an awful lot up to the “Department” to standardized concussion standards.   Second not even the  “Department” is given the discretionary power..
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Massachusetts Sport Concussion Law Doesn’t go Far Enough

Posted on June 24th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

A couple of weeks ago we posted a news story about the Massachusett’s Senate passing a scholastic concussion law.  Today we added the language of that law to this blog: http://www.tbilaw.com/blog/2010/06/massachusetts-senate-approves-sports-concussion-bill.html In reviewing the proposed law, it is clear that the law does not go far enough. While I have..
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Girls More Susceptible To Concussions Than Boys In Soccer

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Girls are more likely than boys to get concussions while playing kids’ soccer, according to The Wall Street Journal. So maybe it’s time to think twice about having your daughter play the sport. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704895204575320661089359330.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_sports There are a number of differences between the kinds of injuries that boys get versus girls while..
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Texas Woman Dies Of Brain Injury After Being Hit By Line Drive

Posted on June 15th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Brain injuries can happen when we least expect them, not just during combat and football, but in the most non-threatening and seemingly safe environments. So it was for Wendy Whitehead. The first San Angelo Colts baseball game she ever went to was also her last.   The 39-year-old woman, while spending a pleasant Friday evening..
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Why We Should Ban Body Checking In Youth Hockey Leagues

Posted on June 14th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The body checking that is so much a part of ice hockey could prove dangerous for youths whose brains are still developing, according to a new study. As reported in the Journal of  the American Medical Association, there is a three-fold rise in severe injuries, including mild to severe concussions, in..
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NFL Vet Kyle Turley Crusades for Concussion Help for Players

Posted on June 13th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Showing Signs of Brain Damage Motivates Turley Former Kansas City Chief Kyle Turley was the Ben Roethlisberger of his day. After sustaining several bad concussions playing, Turley began having what you could call anger-management issues and acted erratically. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/18/kyle-turley-experiencing-potentially-serious-brain-issues/ He will always be remembered as the player involved in the infamous..
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Woman With Brain Injury Sues Over Foreign Accent Syndrome

Posted on June 9th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

It sounds unbelievable, and even doctors said they thought it was a joke. But there is a unique phenomenon where those who sustain a traumatic brain injury wind up speaking with a foreign accent.  The Washington Post recently did a story on Foreign Accent Syndrome, which  the  paper described as a “a rare and little-understood..
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Massachusetts Senate Approves Sports Concussion Bill

Posted on June 7th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill regarding sports concussions in student athletes. http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1259191&format=text The proposed legislation would set up a head-injury safety training program for coaches, trainers and parent volunteers who take part in school athletics. Doctors and nurses employed by a school would also be trained to spot signs..
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