With the start of the regular football season last week, the National Football League (NFL) donated $30 million, the largest donation in its history, to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund brain injury research.
The donation comes at a time when the NFL is in the midst of defending itself from more than 80 lawsuits by retired football players accusing the NFL of failing to warn them about the dangers of head injuries and concussions.
The NIH will use the donation from the NFL to focus on the research of mild traumatic brain injuries. In addition to football players and other athletes, the research will also benefit military members and the general population who suffer mild traumatic brain injuries from other accidents.
The awareness of concussions and traumatic brain injuries has recently increased because of the public attention given to head injuries sustained by football players, other athletes and soldiers.
Concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries can often lead to the following cognitive impairments:
Individuals who suffer from a traumatic brain injury or a mild traumatic brain injury while playing sports may be entitled to recover damages for their injuries. For more information, contact our Pennsylvania traumatic brain injury lawyers @ 877.944.8396.