As we march toward the Super Bowl, there’s no shortage of talk about the effect of concussions in contact sports like football, hockey, and boxing. There is a large and growing list of former National Football League players who’ve been diagnosed with concussion-related brain diseases. The recent suicides of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau and All-Pro safety Dave Duerson have been linked to the frequent concussions they suffered during their careers.
A group of former NFL players are appealing the league’s $1 billion plan to address concussion-related injuries. The reason the former players are appealing the NFL’s plan is because it doesn’t include future payments for the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
CTE has been found in the brains of many deceased contact sports athletes and has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, dementia, and depression. The NFL didn’t include CET in the plan because it says the science behind the disease is in its early stages and can’t be diagnosed in the living.
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury playing sports, at work, or in an accident, you need to consult an experienced personal injury attorney. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. has represented many Colorado Springs personal injury victims. We’ve secured injury victims and their families significant damages.
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