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NFL Brain Concussion Cases

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Berkowitz Hanna Notes Chris Borland’s Retirement from the NFL Citing Fear of Brain Damage

April 20, 2015

As with other legal topics, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC has been monitoring national media coverage over the ongoing discussion of football-related injuries and fatalities. A recent CNN story on NFL rookie Chris Borland deciding to retire over concerns about long-term effects of concussions is an interesting—and possibly ground-breaking—player response to this issue. According to CNN, Borland suffered a minor […]

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Wrongful NFL Death Litigation Filed By Family Of Paul Oliver

October 20, 2014

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is watching a lawsuit with potentially huge ramifications filed by the family of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver. The family is suing the NFL, specific NFL teams and several helmet manufacturers for the wrongful death of Mr. Oliver, alleging fraud and negligence. They blame sports-related concussions for his suicide in 2013, alleging […]

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