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Read my latest Sports Torts column that was published this week in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Fascinating depiction and description of a brain inside of a skull inside of a football helmet.

Five and a half years ago, Super Bowl champion Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest and asked that his brain be donated to Boston University's Brain Bank.  Post-Morton examination of Mr. Duerson's 50-year-old brain revealed Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). 

Yesterday, the Ivy League announced a new, experimental rule to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line after researched showed that kickoff returns account for 23.4 percent of concussions during games despite representing only 5.8 percent of overall plays.

Read ESPN's new story about the NHL concussion litigation and the interview with our client Dennis Vaske.  Senior ESPN reporter Scott Burnside did a great job in his story on the litigation against the NHL stemming from players’ head injuries.  

Steve Payne joins fellow NHL players, like Derek Boogaard and Steve Montador, struggling with the effects of heavy hits taken during his hockey career.  Corboy & Demetrio represents both the Boogaard and Montador Estates in litigation against the NHL. 

                                 AP Story on Steven Payne

Tyler Sash, 27, was one year younger than NHL player, Derek Boogaard, 28, at the time of his death.  The discovery of CTE in Tyler Sash' brain serves as yet another example of the reality that repetitive trauma in professional sports can cause devastating brain degeneration.  

Our firm recently filed a new NHL concussion lawsuit on behalf of Steve Montador’s family that is receiving international media coverage.  Watch my interview on WGN-TV.

In 2005, a METRA train derailed in Chicago, costing two young women their lives and causing catastrophic injuries to others.  At the time, Corboy & Demetrio advocated for Positive Train Control on all passenger trains as an appropriate redundancy measure to prevent derailments.

In the wake of the Amtrak crash near Philadelphia, the National Transportation Safety Board made this admonition:  “We know that a properly installed and functional Positive Train Control, or PTC, would have prevented this accident,” said NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart. 

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