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 | July 10th, 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | January 31st, 2017|TBI News|

Study Shows Dangers of Student Athlete Concussions

A recent study has highlighted the importance of managing student athlete concussions, after researchers found that high school and college football players have a yearly average of 2.8 deaths linked to traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage. Preventing and managing concussions in student athletes is vital, with research released [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|TBI News|

Alzheimer’s Concussion Link May Change How We Think of Brain Injuries

For many years, moderate-to-traumatic brain injury has been linked to debilitating conditions such as late-onset Alzheimer’s, but new research out of Boston University suggests that even mild traumatic injury—commonly known as concussion—could contribute to an increase in Alzheimer’s. And it might only take one concussion. Concussions Combine with Genetic Factors [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|TBI News|

NFL Concussion Settlement Finalized by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear arguments from players who challenged the NFL concussion settlement, allowing players affected by the lawsuit to begin collecting their part of the $1 billion settlement. The lawsuit was originally filed by football players who alleged the NFL knew about a link between [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|TBI News|

New NHL Concussion Protocol Not Welcomed by All

When Connor McDavid, a new young player for the National Hockey League's (NHL's) Edmonton Oilers fell hard during a game and grabbed his chin afterward, NHL concussion protocol dictated he be pulled from the game. That move, however, is a switch for an organization that faces ongoing lawsuits from players [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|TBI News|