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A Concussion on the Field Leads to Changes Across the Country

On October 12, 2006, during a middle-school football game, 13-year old Zackery Lystedt made a hard tackle, slamming the back of his head into the ground. He walked off the field on his own, and later returned to play the second half. But just as the game ended, Zackery collapsed. He was airlifted to a Trauma 1 hospital in nearby Seattle, where he was in a coma for the next month. For nine months after, he was unable to move or even blink.

In Car Crashes, It's No Accident

Accident: noun – a sudden event (such as a crash) that is not planned or intended and that causes damage or injury.

Crash: verb – to hit something hard enough to cause serious damage or destruction; to damage (a vehicle) by causing it to hit something.

 

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 (Editor's note: the following blog was written by J.G. Preston, press secretary at Consumer Attoryneys of California. It is posted here with his permission)

The High Price of Playing in the NFL

This NFL season has been wrought with story after story of former NFL players being diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated concussions and traumatic brain injuries. In November, the family of Hall of Fame running back Frank Gifford announced he had the disease.

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