Concussion Injuries

Post-Mortem CTE Found in 87 Percent of Former Football Players

Post-Mortem CTE Found in 87 Percent of Former Football Players Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is known by many names, including punch-drunk syndrome and dementia pugilistica (DP), but the definition remains the same. It’s a type of neurodegenerative disease or dementia caused by repeated concussive or sub-concussive blows. For years, former players in the National Football […]

Goldberg Persky & White, PC Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award

Goldberg Persky & White, PC Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award Goldberg Persky & White, PC named 2015 Litigator Award Winner™. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for:  Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Medical Malpractice and Brain Injury Litigation. BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: JAN. 14, 2016 Goldberg Persky & White, PC, a trial […]

‘Concussion’ movie is the result of the NFL concussion litigation

‘Concussion’ movie is the result of the NFL concussion litigation This Friday, ‘Concussion’ is premiering nationwide. The film, starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, details Dr. Omalu’s discovery in the brain of former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster that eventually led to the NFL concussion litigation. Despite the massive scale of the case, it hits home […]

Ex-Viking Fred McNeill, client and hero, loses his battle with dementia at 63

Ex-Viking Fred McNeill, client and hero, loses his battle with dementia at 63 Earlier this month, professional football lost another player to the devastating effects of brain injury. Fred McNeill died last Monday at age 63 due to complications stemming from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). During his time in […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month: You are not alone

Brain Injury Awareness Month: You are not alone Every year, 2.5 million Americans survive a traumatic brain injury and attempt to continue their lives. Beyond new incidents, 5.3 million Americans live with a brain injury. Brain Injury Awareness month seeks to educate the public about TBI prevention and the needs of those affected and their […]

How Jason Luckasevic’s crusade against concussions is making a difference

How Jason Luckasevic’s crusade against concussions is making a difference To be a pioneer means to be the first to recognize a problem or situation and work to develop a solution. Often mocked and misunderstood, pioneers face an uphill battle to prove the worth of what they’re trying to accomplish. At Goldberg, Persky & White, […]

The escalating effects of head injuries for football players

The escalating effects of head injuries for football players Tom Cutinella’s football game Wednesday, October 1, probably began like any other. The guard/linebacker took the field amidst cheers from the crowd, ready to take on the opponent. Everything changed during the third quarter as his team fought to keep their 17 to 12 lead. The […]

The escalating effects of head injuries for football players

The escalating effects of head injuries for football players Tom Cutinella’s football game Wednesday, October 1, probably began like any other. The guard/linebacker took the field amidst cheers from the crowd, ready to take on the opponent. Everything changed during the third quarter as his team fought to keep their 17 to 12 lead. The […]

Judge gives preliminary approval to NFL concussion settlement

Judge gives preliminary approval to NFL concussion settlement Less than two weeks after the NFL announced a new settlement for the concussion lawsuit, Federal Judge Anita Brody gave her preliminary approval to the deal. A fairness hearing is scheduled for Nov. 19 and after she will give her final decision some time after it occurs. After […]

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