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As someone who represents clients who have endured brain injuries, I try to stay on top of the literature. This week, I ran into a summary of a recent brain injury study that was terrifying. The study found that high school athletes who had suffered a concussion in the prior 12 months were 20-25% more…

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One of my favorite groups to follow on Facebook is the always brilliant Humans of New York.  Recently, I saw a post that describes the heartbreaking story of a woman who suffered a brain injury in a car crash  (the story didn’t specify that she had a brain injury, but those of who do this…

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We have had the pleasure of representing a number of clients who have sustained brain injuries.  We have represented professionals (including at least one lawyer and one nurse) whose lives were completely thrown upside by their injury and inability to perform their jobs.  And at the other end of the spectrum, we’ve represented retired persons…

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Many of us that deal with these injuries routinely have suspected it, but a new study confirms that even one concussion can have lasting effects. The study was based on extensive data on the health of people in Sweden.  The researchers found 104,000 people who experienced head injuries between 1973 and 1985.  The researches then…

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One of the recent headlines on Yahoo News was a story that playground concussions are on the rise. You might be surprised to find that I think this is great news.  Why? I don’t think the actual number of concussions are rising.  Instead, I think parents and school nurses and such are getting much better…

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There was tragic head injury-related news out of Ohio this weekend. Yesterday, two individuals sifting through a dumpster in Columbus, Ohio found the body of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, who had apparently committed suicide. Karageorge had been missing since Wednesday.  Earlier that day, he sent an ominous text message to his mother that…

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If you know me, you know I’m a huge University of Texas sports fan.  Because of that, I’m a huge fan of the Longhorn Network.  Usually, the stories just relate to my sports passion, but in light of David Ash’s retirement from football due to his repeated concussions, the LHN ran a great piece that…

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I’ve written often about the lawsuits between the NFL and former professional football players regarding their concussions.  Now, the NCAA is settling (or at least trying to settle) its own lawsuit about sports-related concussions. Under the proposed class action settlement, the NCAA will fund a $70 million pool of money to pay for former college…

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You may recall that the previous settlement agreement between the National Football League and a class of former players was scrapped by the judge, who was concerned that there wouldn’t be enough funds to fully compensate the injured players who sustained head injuries. Yesterday, the parties entered into a new settlement agreement.  Unlike the last…

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