Navigation Links
NFL Brain Injury Panel Raises Awareness of Potential Long-Term Consequences from Traumatic Brain Injuries

As nation gathers around televisions to watch Super Bowl, work continues with new committee formed by players' union to explore latest research in brain injuries

San Francisco, Calif. (Lexis Nexis) February 5, 2010 -- Last week's first meeting of the special panel formed by the National Football League (NFL) Players Association to study the risks of traumatic brain injuries to football players has significantly raised national awareness of the potential long-term consequences of head injuries.

The Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee, named in honor of two Hall of Fame NFL players (John Mackey, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and Reggie White, who died at the age of 43 after retiring from the NFL), has been tasked with opening a dialogue on brain injuries in professional football. The group will study the latest research in the field and begin developing recommendations to keep players safer.

According to Douglas S. Saeltzer, a highly regarded brain injury attorney with the San Francisco-based law firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, a traumatic brain injury can mean lifetime disability, economic devastation, loss of independence, personality changes, loss of earning capabilities, loss of memory, and dependence on family and friends for supervision and care.

"Of all types of injury, a traumatic brain injury is the most likely to result in death or permanent disability," said Saeltzer. "These injuries are not limited to the football field or the boxing ring. They occur in everyday accidents on our roads, on job sites and even in our homes."

Government estimates of the frequency of brain injury indicate that more than 80,000 Americans a year survive hospitalization. It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans are living today with some brain injury-caused disability.

"When a family member is facing a future with a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury, including birth injury cases, the injured person is facing a future full of expenses for medical care, attendant care, and economic losses," said Saeltzer. "Expert attorneys and physicians are essential in order for individuals to assess potential long-term consequences, especially since many brain injury symptoms are not obvious immediately following an injury, and to protect their legal rights."

For more information about Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, please go to or call 888.732.8897.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Draining away brains toxic protein to stop Alzheimers
2. Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
3. Clinical depression linked to abnormal emotional brain circuits
4. Brain imaging reveals breakdown of normal emotional processing
5. Brain cells work differently than previously thought
6. Vaccine Stops Alzheimers Brain Tangles
7. Research may unlock mystery of autisms origin in the brain
8. Scientists Spot Brains Free Will Center
9. Free will takes flight: how our brains respond to an approaching menace
10. Alcoholics With Cirrhosis Have More Brain Damage
11. Brain Lesions Predict MS Progression
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they ... to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides ... life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with ... as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , Dr. ... handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) in ... investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events and ... more than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... financial data derived from varied research sources to present unique ... on the market during the next five years, including a ... markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship ... The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... to let type 1 diabetes stand in the way ... Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: