NFL Concussion

NFL Concussion Litigation: One Step Closer to Resolution

On February 2, 2015, Judge Anita Brody of the United States District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania issued an Order requesting that the parties confer and address 5 concerns she had regarding the proposed Settlement.  These concerns were in response to particular issues raised at the Fairness Hearing held in November 2014, and indicate that Judge […]

U.S. District Court Judge Brody Issues Promising Order in NFL Concussion Litigation

(For more information on the NFL concussion lawsuit, see our overview.) On Monday, February 2, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Brody issued an Order asking both parties to address five concerns she had regarding the proposed  Settlement.  Judge Brody’s Order is not a denial of the Settlement.  Rather, the Order is promising as it indicates […]

Pope McGlamry: NFL Concussion Litigation — Judge Brody Hears Arguments at Fairness Hearing in Philadelphia

ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2014 – On November 19, 2014, more than three years after the first lawsuit was filed against the NFL, a Fairness Hearing took place to determine whether the proposed Settlement should be approved.  The Hearing was held before Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia, PA.  Pope McGlamry has played […]

One Third of NFL Players Will Suffer from Concussion-Induced Brain Trauma

Public debate over the NFL’s proposed concussion settlement has reignited with the start of the 2014–15 season. Controversy over the League’s handling of the problem has been further fueled by the recent release of medical data, which details the long-term effects of the concussions received by professional football players. According to the report, which was […]

New Concussion Guidelines Announced for NFL Helmet Makers

The NFL concussion saga continues, with concussion rates falling only slightly — by 13 percent — during the most recent season. The NFL remains under fire for their slow and often ineffectual approach to the frequent occurrence of concussions. In an effort to take further action, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment […]

Study Concludes Altitude May Impact Concussion Rates

In a surprising study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, researcher say they have discovered that altitude may have an important effect on the damage caused by concussions. Scientists studying the issue say that data indicates that games played at higher altitudes routinely see diminished concussion rates than those played at […]