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Court concludes NFL concussion settlement

Court concludes NFL concussion settlement

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Judge Anita B. Brody has brought the lawsuit against the NFL by players to a conclusion. Of course, there could be an appeal, but pending that action the NFL could be soon settling claims filed by retired players. The original deal offered by the NFL was $675 million with players needing to demonstrate a connection […]

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George Visger: “Out of my Head: My Life In and Out of Football”

George Visger: “Out of my Head: My Life In and Out of Football”

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NeuroNotes has reported on the problem of sports concussions over the recent years and has focused on the problems experienced by athletes who have had multiple concussions. Recently we wrote about Chris Borland’s sudden retirement and his concern for life devastating injury from the sport. Borland walked away from an extremely lucrative contract to save […]

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PET scan study may allow earlier recognition of CTE

PET scan study may allow earlier recognition of CTE

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CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is usually confirmed after the death of an individual by autopsy. Recently PET scans have been used for the earlier detection of Tau plaques in specific areas of the brain which will support intervention for the cognitive, behavioral and physical symptoms which characterize CTE. People who experience multiple concussions like […]

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Chris Borland announces retirement

Chris Borland announces retirement

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Chris Borland, a 24 year old linebacker for the San Francisco 49r’s announced his retirement. Voted as the NFL “top rookie” Borland gained recognition in his short career and was slated to take a key spot in the upcoming season. Borland is walking away from a salary for next season in excess of $500,000. Borland […]

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George Visger: Working to make football  safer

George Visger: Working to make football safer

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You would think that George Visger would be vehemently anti-football considering his multiple brain surgeries as a result of football-related concussions. But, instead Visger still loves football and just wants to make the sport safer to prevent other players from having to experience the life effects that he has from multiple concussions and subsequent surgeries. […]

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Can the NFL learn from its mistakes?

Can the NFL learn from its mistakes?

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A more aggressive approach to the management of concussions has been implemented by NFL teams to prevent players from going back into the game once they have had a concussion. The new protocol brings a physician’s opinion early into the decision making process, and the use of spotters who see players who may be showing […]

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Roger Goodell Action Figure, batteries sold separately

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I attended the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington Gala event last Saturday night. Roger Goodell got on our elevator, accompanied by security, and pleasantly asked my daughter, myself and my son who were attired in evening clothes if we were attending the Gala, too. Our brief encounter in the elevator was pleasant enough, even with […]

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A retired pro football player asks Roger Goodell to explain the limited NFL settlement

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On Saturday, October 25, 2014 I heard George Visger, a former San Francisco 49’r, speak about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a panel discussion about the subject at the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners conference in Atlanta. I’ve known George for a few years through the brain injury community where he is a […]

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NFL attempts to dodge brain injury settlement

NFL attempts to dodge brain injury settlement

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The NFL is trying to dodge their responsibility to the players living with brain injury through creating twists and turns to the structure of the settlement and the available payouts. The rules they have created for the application process would be daunting to a person without a brain injury and may be near impossible for […]

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Soccer rivals football for concussion risks

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With the World Cup we are seeing a lot more of soccer and with the increased televised games we are paying more attention to the injuries sustained by soccer players. There has been a lot of attention paid recently to the dangers of “heading the ball” in soccer as a potential cause of  brain injury. […]

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