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Category: Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on March 1, 2016

Today is the first day of March, ushering in the start of brain injury awareness month. In an attempt to bring awareness to brain injuries, their causes, and their treatments, we will posting several blog posts throughout March about brain injuries. It is important to first understand what a brain injury is. This first blog… read more

US Soccer Implements New Guidelines Amid Concussion Dangers

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on November 13, 2015

US Soccer, the governing organization for soccer in the United States announced Monday that new rules for “heading” a ball for soccer players. In soccer, heading a ball is simply that, hitting the ball with one’s head to move the ball forward. US Soccer’s new guidelines state that there should be no heading by any… read more

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on March 3, 2015

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Brain injuries can range from concussions to comas and are often referred to as traumatic brain injuries (tbi) or mild traumatic brain injuries (mtbi). Regardless of these names, any injury to the head is a serious matter. In discussing brain injuries, these statistics from braintrauma.org help to demonstrate… read more

New Technology May Help Traumatic Brain Injuries in Athletes

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on December 30, 2014

Sports-related head injuries have received a lot more attention in recent years, leading to the research and development of new technologies that could seriously decrease the risk for athletes everywhere. The leading cause of death from sports-related injuries is traumatic brain injury.  A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blow or jolt to… read more

Former collegiate athlete sues over poor concussion management

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on September 4, 2014

A former football player from Portland State University has filed a lawsuit against the school as well as the NCAA for damages related to a sustained concussion. The athlete alleges that the defendants failed to provide adequate post-concussion medical care and negligently allowed him to resume participating in football related activities. According to various reports,… read more

Lawsuit filed against FIFA over concussions

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on August 28, 2014

A class action lawsuit was filed yesterday by a group of soccer parents and players against FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, over its handling of concussions. The lawsuit, filed in a federal district court in California, also names U.S. Soccer and the American Youth Soccer Organization, alleging that they and FIFA have not properly monitored… read more

FDA Warns consumers to be wary of supplements claiming to treat concussions

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on August 26, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to be wary of supplements that claim to treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries (tbi). With the rise of awareness about concussions and brain injuries, some companies are offering unproven and untested products to consumers claiming to prevent, treat, or cure concussions. The FDA is… read more

Preliminary Settlement Reached in NCAA Head Injury Class Action

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on August 4, 2014

A preliminary settlement has been reached by former college athletes and the NCAA over a class-action lawsuit by former college athletes over the NCAA’s head injury policies. The settlement brings changes to the NCAA’s policies regarding the care and safety of current and former athletes and includes a $70 million medical monitoring fund and a… read more

Doctors Have Ethical Obligation to Protect Athletes From Concussions

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on July 10, 2014

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists, released a statement yesterday that concluded that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion. The paper calls on doctors to educate athletes and their families about the dangers and side effects of concussion and traumatic brain injury…. read more

Settlement in NFL Concussion Cases Obtains Preliminary Approval

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on July 9, 2014

On Monday, a federal judge granted preliminary approval to a settlement in concussion suits brought by former NFL players against the National Football League. The settlement, if given final approval by the Judge, will provide hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 65 years to former NFL players suffering from brain injuries. The preliminary… read more