With the Super Bowl in the national spotlight, it is important to note that the Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee held its first meeting last week in Palm Beach, Florida. The group was formed by the National Football League Players Association includes active and retired NFL players and other professional athletes, and doctors and brain injury researchers. AP describes the committee’s purpose as follows:
The committee wants to open a dialogue on brain injuries in professional football, discuss the latest research and begin developing recommendations to keep players safer.
The group’s chairman, Dr. Thom Mayer, who also serves as medical director of the NFL players union, added that “this committee will serve as a ‘superconductor’ of information in order to drive rapid and meaningful progress in concussions. We have assembled a world-class group of scientists to facilitate our work, which will benefit not only NFL players, but all those involved in all contact sports.”
The committee was named in honor of two NFL Hall of Famers: John Mackey who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and the late Reggie White.
On a day-to-day basis, most Virginia residents are more likely to suffer a blow to the head in a slip-and-fall accident or in a car crash than in a sports-related injury. However, if you believe that you (or a love one) have sustained a traumatic brain injury, it is important to hire experienced legal counsel. The Virginia brain injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. have the experience needed, and the requisite contacts with the best doctors in the area, to ensure you and your loved ones have the best representation possible in the event. Call Toll Free 877-544–5323 for a no-obligation consultation.