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Brain Injury Lawsuit Targets NFL

The National Football League is under fire again via a new lawsuit out of Louisiana. Former NFL players there are claiming the NFL didn’t protect them from concussions, and they’ve outlined their various physical mental ailments, allegedly as a result.

The Associated Press story also offers some scary statistics.

A 2000 survey of more than 1,000 former NFL players found that more than 60 percent had suffered at least one concussion, while 26 percent had suffered three or more during their careers, according to the lawsuit.

“Those who had sustained concussions reported more problems with memory, concentration, speech impediments, headaches and other neurological problems than those who had not been concussed,” the suit says.

Click on through above to read the entire article.

It’s critical for anyone, not just football players and coaches, to know the signs of concussion. And if you’ve had an automobile accident or a personal injury with a concussion, it’s wise to consult with a Florida traumatic brain injury attorney, especially one that understands the relationship between whiplash and brain injury.

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