There’s mounting evidence showing that football players are at increased risk for dementia.
Today comes word in the New York Times that the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social research has completed a study of former NFL players.
Further studies will be undertaken, but the Michigan study is said to document a vastly higher rate of memory problems and dementia than would be found in the general population.
The reason would appear to be concussions suffered in the sport.
The Times article by Alan Schwarz is here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/sport … ia.html?hp
A handful of firms handle the California workers’ comp cases for NFL players. I expect we’ll see increasing claims focused on the cognitive effects of the sport.
Here are some earlier posts I did on the topic:
“Pro Football’s Walking Wounded”:
http://workerscompzone.com/index.php?en … 202-073901
“Pro Football Player Injuries”:
http://workerscompzone.com/index.php?en … 204-124330
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