concussions News

Risk Management Is Answer to Football’s Insurance Problem, Says Top Sports Broker

ESPN ran an in-depth report recently about insurers being unwilling to cover the National Football League (NFL) for general liability and workers’ compensation due to concerns over player concussions and traumatic brain injuries. According to the ESPN report, Pop Warner …

Tennessee, North Carolina Football Players Sue NCAA Over Concussions

Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. Chris Walker and Ben Martin, who played for …

Doctors Offer Guidelines on Sports Concussions

When athletes are suspected of having a concussion, they should be taken out of action immediately, new guidelines from a major medical group say. The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn’t resume playing until they’ve been fully evaluated and …

Lawyers Pursuing Concussion Lawsuits Take Page from Big Tobacco Playbook

Smokers and pro football players have something in common: They engage in risky behavior that can be potentially harmful to their health over time. And to hear some lawyers tell it, the National Football League is the equivalent of Big …

Ex-NFL Players in Louisiana Sue League Over Concussions

Nearly a dozen former National Football League players living in Louisiana have sued the NFL, the latest players to accuse the league of failing to protect players from the risks associated with concussions. Several former New Orleans Saints players, including …

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 …