Is Aaron Hernandez’ CTE a Wake-Up Call for the NFL?

In April 2017, only four years after he stopped playing football, Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in a jail cell. An autopsy recently showed that Hernandez, who played in the National Football League (NFL) for approximately three seasons, had advanced chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), possibly more severe than researchers had seen [...]

By | 2017-10-06T17:08:43+00:00 October 5th, 2017|TBI News|

New Study Links Teenage Concussions and Multiple Sclerosis

A new study suggests that teenagers who suffer a concussion are at a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life. The study, conducted by researchers at Orebro University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, did not find an association between traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in younger children and [...]

By | 2017-09-26T13:29:54+00:00 September 20th, 2017|TBI News|

Youth Concussion Rate Doubled in 10 Years

A new study suggests that the rate of concussions in young athletes more than doubled from 2005 to 2015, an alarming trend that has some safety advocates calling for more to be done to protect youth who play organized sports. Approximately 300,000 youths involved in sports suffer a mild traumatic [...]

By | 2017-08-30T10:45:24+00:00 August 25th, 2017|TBI News|

NFL Brain Injury Study Finds Alarming Rate of Trauma

A recently released study on football players whose brains were donated to science has found 99 percent of the brains of former NFL players showed signs of a disease linked to repeated brain trauma. Although the study's sample size was small, it is concerning for critics who say more should [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:48:46+00:00 July 26th, 2017|TBI News|

Field Hockey Brain Injury Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Female Sports

A 19-year-old New Hampshire woman has filed a lawsuit against her former field hockey club after sustaining a traumatic brain injury at practice when she was 16 years old. The suit alleges the sports club was negligent in a range of actions that led to the injury. Traumatic brain injuries in women often do not receive the [...]

By | 2017-07-21T10:20:02+00:00 July 10th, 2017|TBI News|

Do NHL Concussion Rules Need Revising?

Following numerous lawsuits alleging the NHL did not do enough to protect players from concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), new NHL concussion rules were implemented to reduce the risks of long-term brain damage in players. Although those rules have had a part in pulling players who were likely to [...]

By | 2017-05-11T14:00:07+00:00 May 9th, 2017|TBI News|

Settlement Announced in Home Depot TBI Lawsuit

A settlement has reportedly been reached in a Home Depot TBI lawsuit that alleged a man suffered a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) while shopping in a California Home Depot. The settlement was announced shortly after the plaintiff asked the state court to award $50 million in damages as compensation [...]

By | 2017-04-17T12:03:41+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|TBI News|

Construction Related TBI: Most Common in the Workplace

A study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) suggests construction related TBI (traumatic brain injuries) make up the highest number of work related traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating for patients, and are often linked to other side effects including memory loss, Alzheimer's disease [...]

By | 2017-03-31T11:01:45+00:00 March 6th, 2017|TBI News|

Study Suggests Brain Injury Long-Term Effects Last Seven Years

A new study that was presented to the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists on February 10, 2017, suggests brain injury long-term effects in children may still be present as long as seven years after the injury is sustained. Furthermore, researchers found that children who sustain brain injuries [...]

By | 2017-03-02T15:33:53+00:00 February 18th, 2017|TBI News|

NCAA Concussion Lawsuit Alleges Players Put at Risk for Brain Trauma

An NCAA concussion lawsuit has been filed against the organization by players who say they were not protected from the long-term damage created by head injuries. Separately, a lawsuit was also filed by NCAA players against Riddell, a helmet maker, for misleading athletes about the safety of its helmets. The [...]

By | 2017-02-09T13:43:40+00:00 January 31st, 2017|TBI News|