School District to Pay $7.1 Million Over High School Athlete Concussion

Rashaun Council and his family will receive some compensation for the terrifying and tragic events that unfolded when Council played football for Monte Vista High School as a freshman. Council, then 14 years old, suffered a concussion during a game in 2013, but coaches failed to recognize the traumatic brain injury [...]

By | 2018-04-16T14:14:58+00:00 April 6th, 2018|TBI News|

Victim of Nevada Playground Brain Injury Awarded $20 Million

A young man who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while sitting on a swing set has been awarded $20 million by a Las Vegas jury, which found that the Homeowner's Association that owned and maintained the playground was negligent. The victim, who was 15 at the time of the [...]

By | 2018-03-14T12:43:26+00:00 March 7th, 2018|TBI News|

Mothers File Pop Warner CTE Brain Injury Lawsuit After Sons’ Deaths

Following the tragic and early deaths of their sons, two mothers have filed a lawsuit against youth football league, Pop Warner, alleging the league didn't do enough to protect their sons from brain injuries. Both women had sons diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after they passed away, and both [...]

By | 2018-02-07T13:26:55+00:00 February 1st, 2018|TBI News|

CTE Study Finds Head Hits — Not Concussions — May Be the Cause

A study led by researchers from Boston University and published in the neurology journal Brain suggests that it's repeated hits to the head—not concussions—that cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease that is a known complication of repeated traumatic brain injuries. The CTE study findings could dramatically change [...]

By | 2018-02-01T15:16:49+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|TBI News|

Tom Savage Concussion Highlights Issues with NFL Brain Injury Protocol

It was a hit that should have resulted in Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage being immediately pulled from his NFL game, but in a break from NFL concussion protocol, Savage was allowed back into the game only to later be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. Savage isn't the first [...]

By | 2017-12-18T20:09:45+00:00 December 12th, 2017|TBI News|

Seahawks Under Investigation for Russell Wilson Concussion Incident

Concussion prevention has been an ongoing discussion in the NFL as research is continually released that points to clear links between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and lifelong health problems. This week was no exception, as concussion-related incidents re-ignited the debate over whether the league does enough to protect its players. [...]

By | 2017-11-29T15:07:55+00:00 November 16th, 2017|TBI News|

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|