Thursday, 10 January 2013

Seau's brain

We now have the results of the examination of the brain of former NFL star Junior Seau, who committed suicide last spring--they showed evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the degenerative brain condition that is associated with repeated blows to the head and has been showing up in many recently deceased former football players. I expect Seau soon will be added to the action now pending against the NFL in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania--I think he would become the highest-profile plaintiff.

For what it's worth, the FIU Law Review will publish a paper symposium on the concussion issues this spring; participants include Geoff Rapp and Gabe Feldman, as well as a host of law profs, economists, and scientists. Coming soon to a bookstore near you.

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