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Judge Orders Mediation In NFL Concussion Lawsuits

Posted on July 8th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

In a high-stakes case, a federal judge Monday ordered lawyers for the NFL and roughly 4,000 former and current players, who are suing the league over the issue of concussions, to mediation, The New York Times and the Associated Press reported. U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody, who..
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Defense Dept. 15-Year Veteran TBI Study Needs Funding

Posted on July 6th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Congress several years ago commissioned a 15-year study on the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That was a grand gesture, to be sure, but it has one rather large problem:  The Department of Defense hasn’t been granted any funding to..
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Ohio State, NFL Invite Football Moms To Safety Clinic

Posted on July 5th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Football moms in the Buckeye State have a chance to get educated about concussions, all part of an effort to keep their gridiron sons safe. That’s because this week National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer invited about 600 Ohio mothers to the..
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California Man Gets $58 Million For Brain Damage From Bar Fight

Posted on July 4th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

When Antonio Lopez Chaj took his hat off at a press conference this week, the audience gasped. A big piece of the left side of his head appeared to be missing, as if it was sliced off. Chaj, the victim of a horrible beating in a bar that left his..
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Art Therapy Used As A Treatment For Soldiers With TBI

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

There are all kinds of treatments for soldiers who are trying to deal with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the psychological problems that come with it. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington has incorporated art therapy into its regimen, according to The Washington Post. There is..
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Beaten Fan, With TBI, Sues Ex-Dodgers Owner Over Stadium Security

Posted on July 1st, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers faces a negligence lawsuit filed by a San Francisco Giants fans who was beaten, and sustained traumatic brain injury, by part of the hometown crowd. The Wall Street Journal Monday published a story, with the headline “Can Fan Safety Be Ensured?,” about..
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Ex-N.Y. Jet Jim Hudson Dies Of Parkinson’s Dementia

Posted on June 29th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Jim Hudson made football history when he intercepted a pass that turned into a key play in the 1969 Super Bowl, where the New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts. Hudson died Tuesday in Texas at age 70, suffering from a disease that he believed was caused by the head..
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Ohio State Planning Long-Term Study Of Player Concussions

Posted on June 28th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Big Ten school Ohio State University is looking to do a long-term concussion study that would track Buckeye football players long after they left the college, according to The Blade of Toledo, Ohio. The hospital at the university, Wexner Medical Center, has the talent to undertake such work. Last..
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TBI Increases Risk For Stroke, Study Says

Posted on June 26th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

New research published Wednesday found that people who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) appear significantly more likely to have a stroke — 30 percent more likely. “Both stroke and traumatic brain injury are common, costly, and leading causes of severe disability in adults, and approximately 20 percent of..
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Kids With ADHD Face Tougher Recovery From Concussions

Posted on June 25th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

A new study has found that children who have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seem to suffer more brain damage following concussions, according to In the wake of research exploring the long-term impact of concussions on kids, doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh decided to test how youngsters..
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