chronic traumatic encephalopathy News

NFL Concussion Lawsuits Back in Court Next Month

The NFL concussion litigation is set to heat up again early next month, days before the regular season gets underway. More than 4,000 former players are suing the league over claims the NFL hid known concussion risks, leading to high …

Study Casts Doubt on Theory That Retired NFL Players Suffer Unique Cognitive Disorder

The media have widely reported that retired NFL players are at risk for a neurodegenerative disorder called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which causes symptoms such as aggression, depression, suicidality and progressive dementia. But a study of retired NFL players, led …

WWE Funds Research of Chronic Brain Trauma

World Wrestling Entertainment has agreed to make a $1.2 million gift over three years to the Sports Legacy Institute aimed at developing a treatment for chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The gift was announced Friday. The non-profit institute is a founding partner …

Boogaard Family Sues NHL for Son’s Death

The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for …

Focus on Sport Concussions Moves to Australia

Concern over sports-related concussions has moved Down Under, where one of the country’s top former Australian rules football players says he has a degenerative brain disease after sustaining four serious head injuries during his career. Representatives from the four main …

Repeated Head Trauma Leads to Newly Recognized Brain Disease

Reports on the danger of head trauma in athletes and soldiers has pervaded the news in recent years. NFL and NHL player deaths have catapulted this problem into the limelight, with stories appearing in the New York Times, NPR, ESPN, …