Saturday, February 25, 2012

Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and the National Football League: Duerson Family Sues

This week the family of Dave Duerson filed a lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL) and helmet maker Riddell, claiming they deliberately concealed information about the known risks of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) due to repeated concussions. We covered Duerson's 17 February 2011 suicide in our 11 March 2011 post, "TBI in the NFL: Now All You Have to Say Is 'Duerson'." More about the new lawsuit in the Chicago Tribune.

Earlier this month, as the football season drew to a close, we noticed some new science and new publicity to bolster the Duerson family's complaint. A few you may wish to read:
And with that we leave the subject of football until the autumn leaves fly.

[Image: via Chicago Tribune]

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