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$1.48 million award for retired NFL player who sustained permanent brain injury

Russ Berkowitz and Kelly Ferraro have received a monetary award of $1,480,000.00 in the United States District Court of Philadelphia against the National Football League on behalf of a retired NFL football player as part of the NFL brain concussion class action. Our client, a 42 year old former offensive lineman, who played on three … Continued

Federal Judge Overseeing NFL Brain Concussion Class Action Lawsuit Reverses the NFL Claims Administrator’s Denial of One of Our Client’s Brain Concussion Claims

A federal judge overseeing the NFL Brain Concussion Class Action Lawsuit pending in United States District Court in Philadelphia has reversed the NFL Claims Administrator’s denial of one of our client’s brain concussion claims and has awarded our client $840,000.00. Our client, a 51 year old retired wide receiver who played in the NFL for … Continued

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How Head Injuries Lead to Serious Brain Diseases

A bump on the head is something you can shake off – or is it? Back in the day, head injuries were often referred to as “ringing your bell.” And most of the time, parents and coaches would tell you to shake it off and get back out there. Today, you are likely to receive … Continued

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Concussion Treatment Changes as Football Rolls On

Back in the day, a doctor might have told you to lie in a dark room for 24 hours while you recover from a concussion. Another time, a physician might have advised you not to let the person fall asleep – continually waking them while they get out of the watch period. Today, the rules … Continued

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Hall-of-Famer Dryden Wants Action Taken to Stop Increase in Concussions

National Hockey League star and hall-of-famer Ken Dryden was famous for his time with the Montreal Canadiens. But now the six-time Stanley Cup champion is famous for something else: standing up against head trauma in the sport of hockey. Dryden recognizes that awareness is critical for stopping the increased numbers of brain injuries in contact … Continued

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion?

Concussions are widely misunderstood. You might think you must lose consciousness to have a concussion. Or, you may assume that it requires a severe (if not violent) blow to the head to create a concussion. However, concussions are a form of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and they range from mild to severe, depending on … Continued

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Concussion Researchers Study Head Motion in High School Football Hits

Concussion researchers have been studying head motion during high school football practice and game strikes with exciting results. Once the study completes, they may have the insight needed to prevent further cases of concussion-related brain disorders from football. The scientific research team, headed by Stanford University’s School of Medicine, examined three Bay Area high school … Continued

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For Your Patients – Concussion: Why Some Neurologists Are Calling “Foul” over Criteria for NFL

Concussion experts, tasked with reviewing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), now argue against eligibility determinations for NFL player concussion settlements, stating that the eligibility requirements for retirees are not appropriate or complete. Currently, the NFL’s concussion settlement criteria dictate whether a player suffered a brain injury that warrants compensation. The requirements, however, ignore clinical standards for … Continued