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What Does the NFL Do When a Player Gets a Serious Concussion?

Published on Aug 20, 2019 at 10:30 am in Brain Injury.

It’s no secret that football can be a dangerous sport. Because of this, the NFL has taken steps to ensure any player with a concussion is tended to as quickly as possible. This is done to prevent further brain injury. Over the years, a number of modifications have been made to their medical emergency protocols. These protocols reflect the most up-to-date medical consensus on the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of a head injury.

Football Isn’t the Only Sport Where Players Get Concussions

Published on Apr 3, 2018 at 2:04 pm in Brain Injury.

Many people associate football with concussions, and how couldn’t they? The entire game is focused on tackling players. While the N.F.L.’s research that downplays the occurrence of concussions has earned plenty of scrutiny, people are at least aware of the connection between this sport and head injuries.

The impact from tackling in football can cause concussions, but there are plenty of other sports and situations where one can get a traumatic brain injury. If you’ve been injured and have a concussion, a Louisville brain injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help you get compensation for your injuries. We understand how severe brain injuries can affect you and your life. We’re ready to fight for your rights and get you a favorable settlement.

The Difference Between a TBI and a Concussion

Published on Dec 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm in Brain Injury.

The brain is one of the most fragile areas of the body. Any injuries it sustains can lead to serious, lifelong complications. Extremely serious brain injuries, often referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are usually caused by trauma that results in unconsciousness. There’s another type of brain injury that’s slightly less severe and therefore less obvious. This type of injury, despite being more minor, can still be dangerous. Its symptoms can take years to present themselves, but they are no less deadly or debilitating than TBI symptoms.

N.F.L.’s Flawed Concussion Research Potentially Tied to the Tobacco Industry

Published on Mar 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm in Brain Injury.

For the last 13 years, the National Football League has stood behind the league committee’s research papers that downplayed the news headlines claiming that a frightening number of players went into retirement early after experiencing concussions and other brain injuries like chronic traumatic encephalopathy—a type of degenerative brain disease. Despite physician criticism years after the research papers were published, the N.F.L. stood by the committee’s publications. Now, thanks to a major investigation launched by The New York Times, there’s new research suggesting that the papers were indeed heavily flawed—even more so than the critics thought years ago.

Concussion Litigation Increases Protection of Student Athletes

Published on Jan 18, 2016 at 9:49 am in Brain Injury.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has released a report titled Concussions and the Courthouse that describes the dramatic and powerful effect the law has had on how coaches and administrators handle athletes with concussion injuries.  To accompany the report, AAJ is also launching the new interactive website http://concussion.justice.org/.  It has long been known through medical research that football players are at a very high risk of receiving a dangerous concussion injury, but this knowledge alone fueled little change in what was being done to protect athletes.  Recent lawsuits, though small in settlement, have had a massive impact on player safety and have greatly increased awareness of the athletes’ risk for concussion among parents, coaches, and school administrators.