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Federal Judge Wants Changes Made to NFL Concussion Settlement

The judge presiding over thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits wants lawyers to tweak the proposed settlement to benefit more retired players. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody in Philadelphia has been nudging both sides toward a plan that could …

Judge to Consider NFL’s $1B Concussion Deal

The NFL’s potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management. However, critics lined up to speak Wednesday at a court hearing in Philadelphia believe …

Concussions: Getting Your Head Out of the Game

Concussions, sometimes referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries, are one of the most commonly encountered sports injuries. Studies vary but rates are estimated at two million sport related concussions per year in the United States. It is also commonly …

Brain Injury Group Says NFL Concussion Award Plan Flawed

A national brain injury group has condemned the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion claims as “deeply flawed,” saying it excludes many former players suffering from mood swings, depression, aggression and other related problems. The Brain Injury Association of America …

Permanently Injured Giants Fan Sues Dodgers Again

An attorney for Bryan Stow, the gravely injured Giants fan who won a multimillion-dollar damage suit against the Dodgers, has sued the team again, claiming it is trying to recoup $3.4 million in insurance payments from Stow for his medical …

Russia Investigates Hailstorm Deaths

Russian authorities have opened an investigation into the deaths of two children during a severe hailstorm in Siberia. The Investigative Committee said in a statement published online Monday that two young girls aged 3 and 4 had died Saturday in …

Atlanta Braves Use ‘Baseball Rule’ Defense in Injury Lawsuits

The Atlanta Braves have asked an appeals court to uphold a special rule and find the team not liable for the serious injuries suffered by a 6-year-old girl who was struck by a ball. Lawyers for the team want the …

Judge Allows Suit in Maine Ski Lift Accident to Move Forward

A Maine judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought by a Delaware family injured in a ski lift accident in 2010 can move forward. Michael Katz, who suffered a broken back and traumatic brain injury, was the most seriously injured …

Researchers Develop Sensor to Monitor Players’ Head Injuries in Real Time

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a wireless health-monitoring system that does exactly that. The system includes a dry, textile-based nanosensor and accompanying network that detects early signs of traumatic brain injury by continuously monitoring various brain …

Connecticut High Court Overturns $12.7M Crash Lawsuit Award

The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned a $12.7 million jury verdict against the town of Clinton in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man injured in a 2005 car crash who blamed a 911 dispatcher. The lawsuit alleged the …