Virginia (VA) Truck Driver Gets $2.5M Settlement After Rear-End Accident Worsens Brain Defect

A northern Virginia (VA) delivery truck driver whose potentially debilitating structural brain defect came to light and was made worse by a rear-end accident involving another commercial truck has received an accident settlement of $2.5 million. The settlement covers all of the hundreds of thousands of dollars the accident victim spent on surgeries and other…

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Concussions: Know the Signs and Symptoms of These Common Brain Injuries

After plaguing the sport from its inception, concussions have become the headline story of the year in the NFL. Classified by neurologists and other doctors as mild traumatic brain injuries, or MTBIs, concussions are overdue for consideration in football, where punishing blows to players’ heads occur on virtually every snap. Football players, especially those in…

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NFL brings in outside specialists to consult on player concussions

The National Football League is forcing teams to bring in independent neurologists to treat players with concussions – a marked shift for the league, which has fought growing evidence that players risk permanent brain damage.Traumatic brain injury can have lifelong consequences for people in all walks of life, not just football players. My colleague Rick…

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