Category: Concussions

“If I only had a brain”

If I Only Had A Brain

Two new articles and one reboot, all updates on important brain injury litigation. The new: And the reboot.  The NFL’s disingenuous, all over the place defenses in the Hernandez case had me stumped for a bit, and then, “eureka” I figured out the game and wrote about it in this update.

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New report suggests upward of 10% of all NFL players will develop CTE

One player on each row is likely to develop CTE.

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Time Travel? Not as absurd as you may think, when it comes to the NFL

NFL Attempts Time Travel in Aaron Hernandez Lawsuit

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The Devil’s in those details and here are the details retired NHLers need to know

Devil in the Details

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First Look at the Tentative NHL Concussion Settlement

War and Peace

This is going to take two installments.  Here’s the first one. Also on today’s docket–Derek Helling revisits an 1857 Supreme Court decision. In response to yet another useless, tweet of BAP statistics, Sheilla wrote an open letter to Chris Seeger as shown below:

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The NFL’s going nuclear in their latest appeal to the court

Goodell trains the doctor

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Former Vikings Sharrif Floyd sues doctor for career ending medical malpractice

Sharrif Floyd

For additional legal analysis and perspective please see Michael McCann’s in depth feature for Sports Illustrated: A Deep Dive Into Sharrif Floyd’s $180 Million Lawsuit Against Dr. James Andrews Here’s another worthwhile read.  Deadspin’s Dom Cosentino read Merril Hoge’s book, “Brainwashed” and interviewed Hoge twice. He also did the homework and read oodles of CTE …

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The NFL has its “hit men” on the attack to kill Alzheimer’s and dementia claims.

NFL Hit Men

Also….The NFL is using sleep apnea to deny claims and requiring proof of CPAP usage.  Learn how to protect yourself in our guest post by Dr. John Flucke.

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Why is the NFL bullying a toddler?

Hernandez - Dueling Briefs

A breakdown of the Hernandez suit against the NFL may be their toughest challenge yet if it can clear a couple of hurdles the NFL has tossed in its path.  Read our breakdown of the dueling briefs that stand to determine the scope of the NFL’s liability to the public…and to a small child who …

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Unpublished Concussion Settlement Special Masters Order Shields Players from Latest NFL Ambush

cat and mouse

NOTE: This ruling governs the denial of the NFL’s request for mandatory AAP review of appealed claims.  A breakdown of their ruling on the “generally consistent” standard can be found here.

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