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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|

Near Drowning at Universal Theme Park Leads to Brain Injury Lawsuit

The father of a 13-year-old girl who suffered injuries on a ride at Universal's Volcano Bay water park filed a lawsuit against the company for their role in the incident. The teenage girl sustained a head injury in August 2017 after being knocked from a raft on the ride and then [...]

By | 2018-06-14T13:28:50+00:00 May 15th, 2018|TBI News|

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|