Monthly Archives: September 2013

Experience

Many families come to the Transitional Learning Center quite scared, as they often will have had no significant personal experience with anything notably similar to the brain injury their loved one has suffered.  It is a new and terrifying time with lots of questions.  Often families ask TLC staff, “Have you ever seen an injury like this?”  Fortunately, TLC has been treating solely brain injury patients for over 30 years.  This includes more than 2000 patients who received treatment at our residential inpatient facilities.  This is why TLC staff can confidently tell families, “Yes, we have plenty of experience with patients similar to your loved one.”

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org

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NFL Brain Injury Settlement

The National Football League (NFL) has recently settled a lawsuit brought on by over 4500 former players and their families for brain injuries those players suffered on the playing field.  The NFL agreed to pay $765 million which will go towards medical expenses, compensation, research and court costs.  To put into perspective the number of former players involved in this lawsuit, this year the entire league has only 1696 active players.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/29/nfl-reaches-765-million-settlement-in-concussion-lawsuit/

However, this may not be the end of brain injury-related lawsuits for the NFL.  Four more players have recently sued the NFL and helmet maker Riddell for brain injuries suffered on the field.  Riddell was not part of the aforementioned settlement.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/09/03/new-concussion-lawsuit-against-nfl-helmet-maker-riddell/2761113/

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org