Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Brain Injury and the NFL

Last year the National Football League settled a lawsuit filed by thousands of former football players.  Maui Law - NFL Brain Injury Settlement.  Concern and awareness has been increasing the last few years of repetitive head trauma caused by the hard impacts football players are subjected to. 

Just this week, a prominent NFL rookie made a choice to retire early from the sport of football citing his concern over possible neurological trauma.  Even seemingly minor repetitive concussions and brain injuries have been associated with permanent negative medical problems later in life such as memory loss, dementia and other neurodegenerative disease. 

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