Schumacher’s Wife Hoping For Recovery

After Michael Schumacher suffered a brain injury in a skiing accident on December 29, 2013, he was put into a medically induced coma. One month later, doctors began the gradual process of waking him up. His wife Corinna is by his side talking to him for several hours every day, because it may help rouse […]

Concussion Testing for Young Athletes

Baseline concussion testing takes place before an athlete begins playing a sport, and is used for comparison after concussions and possible concussions, to help doctors provide optimum treatment and to improve accuracy in deciding when it is safe for an injured athlete to return to play. Baseline testing is common in professional and college sports, […]

Study Finds that Kids Need Cognitive Rest, Not Just Physical Rest, After Concussions

Parents and coaches are finally starting to understand the importance of keeping young athletes out of play after a concussion. A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, has found that they may benefit from staying out of class, too. Most only need a few days off, but those with severe symptoms may need to […]

Concussions Battle Hits High School

The Legal Battle over Concussions Finally Hits High School Football The devastating effects of concussions in football players has received national attention since lawsuits against the NFL began. Unfortunately, very little attention has been paid to the dangers of high school sports, even though high school athletes are more likely to suffer concussions than older […]

Tips for Avoiding Snowmobile Accidents

Snowmobile accidents can cause horrific injuries. Even when initial injuries are minor, the situation can turn deadly when injured riders are stranded out in the elements, and difficult to find or reach due to weather and other conditions. Alcohol and excessive speed are common contributors to snowmobile accidents. Here are some tips for staying safe […]

NCAA Concussion Lawsuits Consolidated

On December 18, 2013, 11 lawsuits against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) were consolidated by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). Jurisdiction for all of the lawsuits now lies in Chicago where the first suit was filed in 2011, and is considered to be reasonably close the NCAA head quarters in Indianapolis. […]

Mother Suing Chiefs for Wrongful Death

Jovan Belcher’s Mother Suing Chiefs for Wrongful Death In December, 2012, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide. In December, 2013, Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chiefs, after having her son’s body exhumed earlier in the month so that his brain could be […]

Brain Injuries in Skiing Accident

Formula One Champion, Michael Schumacher, Suffers Brain Injuries in Skiing Accident Seven-time Formula One world champion, Michael Schumacher, suffered serious brain injuries in a skiing accident on December 29, 2013. After two surgeries he has shown some signs of improvement, but doctors are not ready to speculate on his prognosis. He will spend his 45th […]

The Danger of Concussions in Sports

The real consequences of sports-related brain injuries and concussions in sports are coming to light, and the more we learn the worse it looks for athletes at all levels, even young players who never move beyond high school sports. Concussions are deceptive. They seem like minor injuries, and sometimes go unnoticed, but researchers who study […]