Articles Posted in Sports & Brain Injury

Football and CTE in Children
The Law Office of David Dwork

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), is a serious condition that is frequently diagnosed in people who have a pattern of one or more knocks to the head ( concussions). It is both progressive and degenerative. In other words, it gets worse with time. A post mortem study of 91 former NFL players revealed a diagnosis of…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Boston MA
The Law Office of David Dwork

Head injuries can cause mild to serious impairment and lasting effects — which is why brain injury is often referred to as the “silent epidemic.” But staying silent isn’t an option for those who have suffered brain injuries, and who may face years of dealing with the aftereffects of their injuries, and are deserving of…

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The Massachusetts Sport Concussion Law
The Law Office of David Dwork

Lawmakers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut all passed new laws in 2010 designed to ensure student athletes who suffer suspected concussions get the proper treatment and do not return to action too quickly. The law requires education for coaches, parents, volunteers and young athletes regarding the signs and symptoms of concussion, guidelines for managing…

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Link Between Sports Concussions and Serious Brain Injury Established
The Law Office of David Dwork

The link between repeated concussions such as those suffered in football and serious, life threatening brain injury has been further supported by a recent study. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have found that the brains of deceased football players show evidence of serious brain injury. The brains, examined microscopically, show chronic traumatic encephalopathy…

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