Soccer Players file a Class Action Lawsuit against FIFA for Brain Injuries

A group of parents and soccer players has filed a class-action lawsuit in United States District Court in California against the Fèdèration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), as well as other U.S.-based soccer associations. The suit alleges that FIFA, and a few American soccer organizations, have been negligent in developing policies to evaluate, manage, and… Learn More »

Protecting Young Athletes through Hit Counts

The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) has just released Hit Counts­, a report that advocates taking unprecedented steps to protect young athletes from concussions and traumatic brain injuries. The report suggests that “the fastest and most effective path to safer youth sports is to regulate the amount of brain trauma that a child is allowed to… Learn More »

Football Safety Concerns Rise: Studies Link Head Injuries with Traumatic Brain Disorder

While the popularity of football has never been higher in the U.S., major concerns are being raised about the safety of the game from the highest professional level to the youngest youth leagues.  Alan Schwarz of the New York Times has written extensively on the subject.  Among his findings, doctors now say there is a… Learn More »