TBI News

Youth Brain Injuries Still Widespread

Despite increased public awareness of and knowledge about brain injuries, children and teens still make up a high number of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), according to a recent report. Almost 300,000 emergency room visits a year over six years were linked to youth who suffered a brain injury in a sport or [...]

By | 2019-03-25T14:12:54+00:00 March 19th, 2019|TBI News|

Additional NCAA TBI Lawsuits Filed by Former College Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) faces more lawsuits, alleging it failed to protect athletes from brain injuries while they played football. Included in the new lawsuits is a proposed class action, filed by a former player for Wilkes University, and a lawsuit filed by a former Notre Dame player. [...]

By | 2019-04-19T10:19:24+00:00 February 28th, 2019|TBI News|

Study Suggests Link Between Football and Youth Brain Development

While much of the news involving traumatic brain injuries in sports involves professional athletes, researchers are investigating how youth athletes' brains develop and what impact contact sports might have on that development. A recent study indicates that as little as one season playing football could affect how a child's brain [...]

By | 2019-04-03T13:35:34+00:00 February 11th, 2019|TBI News|

NJ Devils Mike Peluso TBI Lawsuit Blames Team, Doctors for Brain Injury

The National Hockey League (NHL) is no stranger to traumatic brain injury lawsuits, having recently settled hundreds of them, but a new lawsuit filed by a former player puts the blame for his brain injuries in the hands of his team and its doctors. Mike Peluso, a former forward for [...]

By | 2019-02-21T14:53:17+00:00 January 9th, 2019|TBI News|

New NCAA Brain Injury Lawsuit Filed

As more information links brain injuries to certain professional sports, including football, hockey, and soccer, more concussion lawsuits are being filed by former athletes who allege that people who should have protected them, or at least warned them about those risks, failed to do so. The NFL, NHL and NCAA [...]

By | 2019-01-08T12:04:39+00:00 December 11th, 2018|TBI News|

NHL Concussion Settlement Announced

The NHL has reportedly reached a settlement with players who alleged they suffered severe, life-changing brain injuries while playing for the hockey league and further claimed the league did not do enough to protect them from harm. The lawsuit is purportedly worth around $19 million, much less costly than an [...]

By | 2019-02-21T13:49:07+00:00 November 14th, 2018|TBI News|

Young Athlete Dies from Football-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

A young athlete from Georgia has died after a football-related traumatic brain injury during a game on Sept. 28. Officials say there was no indication that he was seriously injured until partway through the third quarter when he lost consciousness. The death highlights how even seemingly minor incidents can have [...]

By | 2019-01-05T11:57:54+00:00 October 15th, 2018|TBI News|

NCAA Brain Injury Lawsuits Filed by Grieving Families

Four grieving families have filed lawsuits against the NCAA, alleging the organization is responsible for the death of their loved ones. The lawsuits argue that repeated concussions and head injuries caused long-term brain disease that led to the former players' deaths. The lawsuits once again bring to the forefront the [...]

By | 2018-09-07T11:17:35+00:00 August 29th, 2018|TBI News|

Will the NHL Concussion Lawsuit Become a Class Action?

A crucial decision looms in a lawsuit filed by former players against the National Hockey League (NHL). The players allege that the league knew about the long-term brain injuries that can result from playing hockey but took no action to warn players about nor prevent those injuries. The decision—whether the [...]

By | 2018-07-06T16:42:08+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|TBI News|

Father Files Football Helmet TBI Lawsuit

The father of a 22-year-old who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has filed a lawsuit against athletic companies who make football helmets. The brain injury helmet lawsuit alleges both Riddell and the owner of Schutt Sports, as well as other manufacturers knew back in 2000 that head impacts [...]

By | 2018-06-13T14:59:58+00:00 June 8th, 2018|TBI News|