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Dan Marino Files Lawsuit Against NFL

Dan Marino Files Lawsuit Against NFL

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Dan Marino is one of 15 former NFL players that have filed a concussion-related lawsuit against the league. The Hall of Fame quarterback and 14 other plaintiffs filed the suit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.
While the lawsuit does not specifically state any medical issues for any of the plaintiffs, it does seek undisclosed damages and special medical monitoring.
Marino retired in 1999 and joins a group of almost 5,000 other players who have sued the NFL for misleading players about the long-term effects of concussions.
The league continues to deny those claims while more and more of it’s former athletes come forward against the NFL. A settlement between the league and its players was reached last August, giving more than $765 million to the original plaintiffs. In January, that settlement was rejected by a federal judge.
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No Device Eliminates Concussion Risk, Experts Say

No Device Eliminates Concussion Risk, Experts Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the long-term consequences of concussions become more clear, a cottage industry has popped up to sell athletes and worried parents products designed to mitigate risks of concussions that even helmets cannot preven…

Football Coach Charged After Allegedly Flooring Opposing Player

Football Coach Charged After Allegedly Flooring Opposing Player

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — A youth football halfback in Utah was headed for a touchdown this past Saturday that would have broken a tie in one of the last games of the season.At that moment, the opposing team’s volunteer coach allegedly …

Drew Brees Teams Up Against Concussions in School Sports

Drew Brees Teams Up Against Concussions in School Sports

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Drew Brees, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, has taken some pretty hard hits in his career and knows the dangers involved with playing football professionally.That’s why he’s lent his nam…

NFL, Military Partner to Reduce Concussions

NFL, Military Partner to Reduce Concussions

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — They are known as the invisible injuries. They may not result in bruises, breaks, or even loss of limbs, but the results of concussions can be disastrous, leading to severe brain trauma as well as psychologi…

Novel Brain Scan Can Detect Concussions

Novel Brain Scan Can Detect Concussions

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A novel imaging technique may cut the lengthy process — a physical exam and a battery of tests — to determine whether a patient is suffering from a concussion down to a single scan, a new study suggests.This technolog…

Former NFL Players Filing Massive Concussion Lawsuit Against League

Former NFL Players Filing Massive Concussion Lawsuit Against League

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — A landmark class action lawsuit is being filed Thursday morning in Philadelphia against the National Football League by former players who allege the NFL has misled them for decades about the risks of brain inj…

Fla. Girl Falls Off Rock-Climbing Wall, Suffers Concussion

Fla. Girl Falls Off Rock-Climbing Wall, Suffers Concussion

Courtesy Jeff Davis(MIAMI) — Jeff Davis took his daughter, Emily, and her brother, Zack, to a Florida Marlin’s baseball game on Saturday. Then they went to a rock-climbing wall outside the stadium. That’s when things took a horrifying turn…

Junior Seau: Safety Debate Continues as Family Delays Brain Donation

Junior Seau: Safety Debate Continues as Family Delays Brain Donation

Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — The family of Junior Seau, the NFL football star who died last week, is now reconsidering donating his brain to science, backing off their decision last week to let his brain be examined for sig…

Ex-NFL Players Sue League for Ignoring Dangers of Concussions

Ex-NFL Players Sue League for Ignoring Dangers of Concussions

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Coming on the heels of former San Diego Charger Junior Seau’s suicide, more than 100 former football players filed a lawsuit Thursday that alleges the National Football League (NFL) deliberately misled them ab…

Junior Seau’s Death: Is There a Brain Injury Link?

Junior Seau’s Death: Is There a Brain Injury Link?

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The circumstances coming to light about the death of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau may highlight what some doctors see as a growing link between head trauma, mental illness and suicide, a connection that h…

Concussion Symptoms in Children Can Last Up to a Year

Concussion Symptoms in Children Can Last Up to a Year

Dorling Kindersley RF/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Concussion symptoms in children could last much longer than you think.  Study findings, published Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, show that some children who suffe…

Hockey Hits Can Lead to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Hockey Hits Can Lead to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — Hits and checks have long been accepted as inherent to the game of hockey, but a decision by the NHL’s biggest star to sit out of the game indefinitely represents only the latest professional athlete to suffer la…

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