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Paramedic Amends Complaint in Concussion Case Involving Incident in Astros Dugout

Paramedic Brian Cariota, who was working in the dugout of the Houston Astros’ post-season game at Minute Maid Park against the New York Yankees in October of 2019 when he was struck by a foul ball, amended his negligence lawsuit in December against the team. Cariota reportedly removed that part of the complaint, which suggested…
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Concussion Legacy Foundation Issues Statement About Irv Cross’ Passing

From the CLF: The Concussion Legacy Foundation was profoundly saddened to learn of the loss of former NFL cornerback and broadcasting legend Irv Cross at the age of 81. Our thoughts are with Irv’s wife Liz, his four children, and the entire Cross family. Cross was a two-time Pro Bowl selection with the Philadelphia Eagles…
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CLF co-founders react to concerning new study data: “Who will protect the brains of college football players?”

CLF’s co-founders Christopher Nowinski, Ph.D. and Robert Cantu, M.D. have advocated for more than a decade that the best way to reduce the negative outcomes of brain trauma in football is to reduce hitting in practice. A new study published this week in JAMA Neurology found that 72% of concussions in college football over 5…
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