head injury

November 1, 2016

Study: Kids’ brains altered after just one season of football

A new study suggests that sub-concussive blows might be enough to alter the brains of young children who play football. The study was conducted with the help of researchers at the Wake Forest School of Medicine and published in the medical journ...

October 18, 2016

Lawsuit accuses Notre Dame of ignoring head injuries

A former Notre Dame football player is part of a class action lawsuit accusing the university of ignoring safety regulations with regard to head injuries. [caption id="attachment_17825" align="alignright" width="301"] A class action lawsuit accus...

July 31, 2015

Florida requiring prep athletes to take concussion course

Beginning this fall, Florida high school athletes will be required to complete an online course educating them about concussions. [caption id="attachment_11070" align="alignright" width="273"] All Florida junior varsity and varsity athletes will ...

July 15, 2015

Ohio joins other states in limiting football practice contact

Ohio has joined a number of other states in limiting the amount of contact high school football teams are allowed during practices. The Ohio High School Athletic Association approved the measure Monday, adopting recommendations from the National F...

July 14, 2015

NCAA committee recommends medical observers for football

The NCAA Football Rules Committee on Monday recommended an experimental rule that would require medical observers at games to notify officials when a player appears to have suffered a head or neck injury. The rule could be approved during the NCA...

June 3, 2015

More concussion lawsuits could be on the horizon

Illinois made headlines last year when its high school athletic association became the first to be hit with a lawsuit over head injuries. But comments from the plaintiff's attorney suggest more states could come under fire. The New York Times last...

May 12, 2015

Former prep football player awarded $1 million in lawsuit

A former Iowa high school football player has won a $1 million lawsuit against the school for its response to a head injury he suffered as a member of the team. Kacey Strough, who played football at Bedford High School, was awarded more than $140...