Brain Injury Archives

Alabama aims to reduce brain injuries locally

There have been many concerns about concussions and brain injuries over the last year as more information about the dangers of concussions through football have emerged thanks to a nationwide National Football League case. Head injuries are dangerous; short-term effects are usually obvious, although they can vary, and many people seem to be able to overcome the side effects within a relatively short amount of time. However, over the long-term, these head injuries can lead to effects that simply can't be predicted fully.

Are Alabama brain injuries common?

In Alabama, 10,000 people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year for a number of reasons. The injuries could be related to sports, car accidents or medical trauma. Of the people who are injured, it's reported that 500 die and 1,500 become disabled from those brain injuries.

Improving recovery times for children with concussions

Alabama residents with children may be interested to hear that not only do children recover from concussions in a longer time span than adults, but they may recover faster if they engage in fewer cognitive tasks during their recovery In a study led by a sports medicine researcher at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, it was determined that children are better off spending limited amounts of time doing homework, playing video games or surfing the Internet.

Former football greats reach settlement on brain injury issue

Fans the NFL in Alabama may have heard about football legend Tony Dorsett and 4,500 other former players reaching a settlement in their class-action lawsuit against the league. The 59-year-old Dallas Cowboys star said he was viewing with guarded optimism the agreement on health care for the brain injuries known as a concussion. He told a newspaper that he was glad to see the plaintiffs and league get something done but was concerned that the settlement arrangement might not be enough for former players.

Lawsuit against the NFL and the helmet manufacturer

Head trauma in the NFL is a real problem as evidenced by a lawsuit that former players in Alabama and across the nation brought against the league. The NFL has now decided to set a specific course of action in order to resolve the matter. First, players will receive a notice that they must respond to if they want to file their own claim for a brain injury or head trauma. They could face a long, drawn-out process in the case.

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