Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Is Football Affecting Your Case?

Summer is over and football is back.  My University of Texas Longhorns are off to a great start with a big season-opening win over Notre Dame.  Even my daughter’s high school is 2-0.  Everything about football season is great, right? Maybe not. You see, football season may be affecting your case. Earlier this week, the…

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Mediation/Settlement Lessons From An NBA Trade

I’m not a huge NBA fan, but over the last few days, I have been listening to a variety of talk show hosts discuss the trade of former NBA MVP Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks in exchange for a few of the Knicks’ players. Normally, that wouldn’t be all…

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NCAA Settles Its Own Concussion Lawsuit

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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Head Injuries: New Settlement In NFL Concussion Lawsuit

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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Head Injuries, Concussions and ImPACT

I’ve had the pleasure of helping those who have suffered from head injuries for almost twenty years now. But my perspective on these things changed about six weeks ago.  At that time, my son was playing baseball, fell and hit his head, and he sustained a concussion. Naturally, because of my experience in head injury…

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Brett Favre's Admissions Shed Light On Traumatic Brain Injuries

In an interview this week, retired NFL quarterback (and all around tough guy) Brett Favre discussed memory loss issues he’s been having since retirement.  Favre attributes these issues to potential brain injuries he suffered as a player. Favre isn’t alone in these types of symptoms.  We’ve had the pleasure of representing a number of clients…

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Parents do not understand risks children are exposed to playing contact sports

Playing contact sports carries the risk of long-term brain damage. It only takes a minor concussion to affect the brain. Reading the sports section of the paper is depressingly dismal, as lately it contains stories about well-known and respected athletes who are suffering from traumatic brain injury or have taken their own lives as a…

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Coaches are behind the times when it comes to traumatic brain injury

Even though traumatic brain injury is receiving more attention than every before, many coaches are lagging behind when it comes to doing something about it. For many areas of the U.S., football is the social stitching that holds the fabric of a community together. Playoffs are a time of intensity, hard-hitting action, and a stand…

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