Should Cheerleading be a Sport?
Posted in Accident & Injury on June 11, 2014
[caption id="attachment_3227" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo courtesy of American Academy of Pediatrics.[/caption] The American Medical Association has announced that cheerleading should be considered a sport to help mitigate the risk of injury. The tricks and stunts performed by competitive cheer squads have become more extreme in recent years and cheerleading is now the leading cause...
Ski & Snowboard Helmet Use on the Rise
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 6, 2014
[caption id="attachment_2627" align="alignright" width="300"] Rocks are common in off-piste skiing.[/caption] Racing fans around the world were saddened to hear Michael Schumacher was seriously injured in a skiing accident in France last month. The German Formula One racing driver remains in a medically induced coma after he hit his head on a rock during a...
Headaches and Personality Changes Signs of Serious Brain Injury
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 6, 2013
Ohio attorney Art Elk wants you to keep an eye out for your relatives or loved ones who have recently been in a car accident and are showing signs of modified behavior. After an automobile accident, you may feel a variety of different aches and pains. Upon examination at a hospital, you may...
NFL Settles Concussion Lawsuit
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 30, 2013
Just days before trial was set to resume, the National Football League and thousands of former players have a reached tentative $765 million settlement in the pending concussion lawsuit. If approved by U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody, the settlement will provide long-awaited financial support to players suffering from a variety of debilitating medical...
NFL Concussion Trial to Resume
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 27, 2013
A massive lawsuit brought against the NFL by more than 4,000 players will be back in court next week. Professional football players and, in some cases, their surviving families claim the NFL knew about and conspired to hide the dangers associated with concussions, including increased risk of dementia, depression, and suicide. In a motion...
Proposed NCAA Accountability Act addresses head injuries
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 2, 2013
Frustrated over the recent disciplinary actions taken against Ohio State University and Penn State, lawmakers from Ohio and Pennsylvania are taking on the NCAA at the federal level. A new bill, entitled the National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act, is being touted by its sponsors as a bipartisan effort, designed to “improve the health and...
Ohio’s Return to Play Law – what you need to know
Posted in Accident & Injury on June 10, 2013
This summer, thousands of children will take part in youth sports. Parents should know that Ohio lawmakers recently approved legislation known as "The Return to Play Law" to protect student athletes from one of the most pervasive and serious sports injuries: Concussions. A concussion is an injury to the brain that may be caused...