The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year.
Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement.
The NFL said that concussions were down 13 percent from the previous year, and the number of concussions coming from helmet-to-helmet contact was down 23 percent.
Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.
World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion or teach fans about the dangers of head injuries, concussion expert Chris Nowinski said Tuesday.
To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
A federal judge granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages.
The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.
A federal judge in Philadelphia has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions.
The court fight over NFL concussions should heat up soon when a judge in Philadelphia weighs the fairness of the proposed $765 million settlement.
A new study shows that the youngest football players are less likely to suffer concussions. Researchers also found that the behavior of coaches has a direct correlation on the number of injuries.
The NFL says the number of concussions in practices and games in the preseason and regular season dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013.