Yesterday, it was reported that more than 100 NFL Players have filed lawsuits against the NFL Inc., NFL Properties Inc. and All American Sports Corp. saying they’ve developed dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, or are worried about developing them. More than 3,500 former players have sued the NFL, alleging that not enough was done to inform them about the dangers of concussions and not enough is being done today to take care of them.
The players argue that their claims are not labor disputes governed by the collective bargaining agreement, but an issue that should be resolved through the courts. NFL Inc., NFL Properties Inc. and All American Sports Corp. have all filed motions to dismiss the cases. The NFL has argued it hasn’t intentionally mislead the players and even took steps to protect their health and safety. This issue has made its way to the White House with President Barack Obama exchanging comments with the NFL.
Last week, we wrote about a new study that has found signs of CTE, a brain disease linked to concussions, in five living, former NFL players. Usually, this diagnosis is only given post-mortem, but Post Concussion Syndrome is the diagnosis given to players who have experienced chronic concussions. Players with Post Concussion Syndrome can use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat symptoms such as noise and light sensitivity, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, irritability, insomnia, anxiety and loss of concentration and memory. We will keep you updated with concussion studies as they develop.
Orlando Hyperbarics provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in a convenient and comfortable non-hospital facility. The center, located at 6200 Lee Vista Boulevard, Suite 250, Orlando, Florida 32822, is served by SR 436 and SR 528, easily accessed from Orlando International Airport, and located near Orlando’s Medical City in Lake Nona.