The life of a professional football player is physically grueling. Wide receiver Nate Jackson played in the NFL for 7 years, mostly as a wide receiver with the Denver Broncos, and although he wasn't a high-profile star — or even a starter — he did make a short career for himself in the coveted a...
Yesterday the NFL surprised players, fans, the legal and medical communities -- and even the media -- by announcing a settlement between the League and 4,500 former players who filed a concussion-related lawsuit last year. Yet as many workers compensation attorneys and other legal analysts sort thro...
In the wake of overwhelming scientific evidence of the long-term damage caused by head injuries, NFL players are increasingly seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Hopefully the NFL will also ramp up measures to protect players from the most serious forms of injury – some of which lead to pe...
Last month we reported on growing concern over head injuries in football and the rise in lawsuits against the NFL. The folks at Medical Billing and Coding have researched this phenomenon and provided us with the following facts and statistics regarding brain damage in the NFL: Football comes in s...
The New York Times' recent feature on Pro Football injuries raised questions about the future of the sport in light of safety concerns about concussions and permanent brain damage, and cited several prominent "hits" the sport itself has taken over the past few days: Bart Scott, an unapologetically...