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9 Ex-Players Sue NHL Over Head Injuries

The National Hockey League was sued by nine former players who claim a culture of “extreme violence” resulted in head injuries and subsequent long-term consequences related to trauma. The NHL has failed to warn players against the risks of head …

Kansas City Chiefs Sued by Former Players Over Head Injuries

Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 have filed a lawsuit claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no …

Georgia Governor Signs Youth Concussion, Boat Safety Bills

Georgia joined dozens of other states on Tuesday with a law aimed at educating parents and coaches about the risks of youth concussions and placing restrictions on when a young athlete can return after suffering a serious head injury. Gov. …

Football Turns to Helmet Technology to Tackle Head Injuries

As Americans grow more aware of the risk of brain injury tied to football – the country’s most popular sport – players and coaches are experimenting with the latest technology in a bid to make the game safer. Advances in …

30% of Teen Drivers in Crashes Suffer Head Injuries: Study

Thirty percent of teens involved in serious car crashes suffer head injuries, including concussion, skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), new research from medical and insurance experts says. While the report by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and …

Safety Group Warns: No Helmet Can Prevent Concussions

The non-profit organization that sets safety standards for sports equipment is warning athletes and their parents to not rely on football helmet makers’ marketing and promotional materials for information about concussion protection. “Claims or representations that a particular helmet is …