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Brett Emison

35 NFL Players With Concussions… Before The Season Begins

  35 NFL players have already suffered concussions… and the league has yet to play their first official game.   And, says Dan Diamond at Forbes, the actual number of concussions is likely higher.  Diamond notes that players competing for roster spots […]

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More Players Join Concussion Lawsuits Against NFLPA

Eleven former NFL players have joined in concussion lawsuits against the NFL Players Association – NFLPA.   These players join the original plaintiffs in the lawsuits, which allege that the NFLPA was aware of concussion dangers to players for decades […]

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Former Players Sue NFLPA Over Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

  Former NFL players have sued the NFL Players Association for failing to take necessary steps to protect against traumatic brain injuries.  As identified in the lawsuit, NFLPA executive director, DeMaurice Smith, told Congress that “for far too long, our […]

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Deposition Gone Wrong: What Is A Photo Copy Machine?

  If you’ve been a practicing trial lawyer for more than 10 minutes, you’ve likely sat through a deposition from hell.  They don’t happen all that often, but they happen.  They can happen for a variety of reasons.  But one […]

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Hellhole Shmellhole

That’s a really nice view of downtown St. Louis.  We have an office in St. Louis and if you’ve ever been there, I’m sure you noticed the great neighborhoods, outstanding colleges, Busch Stadium, toasted ravioli, Italian food on the Hill, […]

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Mo. Legislator Compares Brain Damaged Baby To Lottery Winner

Offensive.  Shameful. Those were the first two words that came to my mind (along with a few others that are best left unprinted) as I read an article from the Springfield News-Leader in which Missouri state representative Eric Burlison compared […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2013

  It’s that time of year again.  As the year draws to a close, it’s time for a brief look over the shoulder.  These were the 10 posts you, the reader, enjoyed most this year (as least as measured by […]

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Documentary Film Called “Definitive Film on Brain Injuries”

  In my business, I unfortunately see a lot of devastating injuries.  Almost all of our clients have some sort of life-changing injury that takes years of recovery time and – even then – complete recovery is far from guaranteed.  […]

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Just A Few Pounds Raise Health Risks

Did you overindulge at the 4th of July bar-b-que?  New research says those extra pounds may be worse for your health than you might imagine. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, showed that just a single-unit increase in Body Mass Index […]

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Exercise Helps The Mind, Not Just The Body

We all know (or should know) that exercise has health benefits for our bodies. Scientific American recently explained how exercise also benefits the brain, leaving exercisers clear headed…