brain damage

Marcus Floyd (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Psychologist: Alleged Cop Killer Suffers From Amnesia

Robert Hanlon said when he interviewed Marcus Floyd at Cook County Jail, he noticed Floyd showed signs of having “memory impairment.” As other mental health experts have found, Floyd has no recollection of the night Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham VI was murdered, according to Hanlon.


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Woman Denied Marriage License Due To Partner’s Brain Injury

A woman who has been fighting for the right to marry her partner of 38 years is considering an appeal of a Winnebago County judge’s order denying her that right, because her partner is in a vegetative state.


New York Rangers winger Derek Boogaard fights with New York Islanders winger Trevor Gillies at the Nassau Coliseum on December 2, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son’s Death

The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.


High School Football Helmet Concussions

State Rep. Seeking To Limit Tackling At High School Football Practice

State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) said conversations with Northbrook neurologist Dr. Larry Robbins led to her increased concern about young athletes taking repeated hits to the head.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2013

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

County To Pay $20M To Settle Lawsuit Over Boy’s Brain Damage

The Cook County Board has approved a $20 million settlement for the family of a toddler who suffered severe brain damage after surgery at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2013

File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Brain-Damaged Little Leaguer Gets $14.5M In Metal Bat Lawsuit

A New Jersey teenager who was left with brain damage after he was struck by a line drive while playing in a youth baseball game will receive a $14.5 million settlement from his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain.

670 The Score–08/22/2012

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Woman Who Battered Child Into Brain Damage Gets 18 Years

Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. imposed an 18-year sentence for aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent for an East Chicago woman who beat her 2-year-old child, causing a permanent, lifelong disability.


Morton High School soccer player Joel Leon heads the ball while practicing with teammate Joel Salmeron. (Credit: CBS)

Study: Heading In Soccer Might Cause Brain Injuries

It’s the world’s most popular sport and now there’s new evidence that playing soccer can damage your brain.

CBS 2–11/29/2011

Dave Duerson

Report: Duerson Might Not Have Qualified For Disability Award

Former Bear Dave Duerson’s degenerative brain injuries might not even have qualified for benefit under the NFL disability plan he himself helped create, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Breaking News: Hunter Hillenmeyer placed on IR due to concussion

Update 9/14 at 5:32pm The Chicago Bears have confirmed the fact that Hunter Hillenmeyer was placed on the IR. In a statement released to the press the Bears also confirmed it was the result of […]