Reported NFL Concussions Up by 32% in 2015

Legal-Bay, a Law Cash Advance Firm, says that the NFL recently released data that shows an increase in reported concussions from the past season, and that 2015 had the highest total spanning four years.

Feb 04, 2016, 10:15 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that the NFL recently released data that shows a 32% increase in reported concussions in 2015 compared to the last season. The total number of reported concussions in 2014 was 206, whereas it was 271 in 2015. The 271 total is the highest it's been in the last four year-span in which the NFL released concussion data. The concussions that specifically resulted from helmet-to-helmet hits increased 59%, going from 58 up to 92 this season. Sources indicate that NFL officials and team doctors partially attributed the rise to greater awareness, improved diagnostic methods, and changes in concussion protocol. The reported spike in data comes following the release of "Concussion," starring Will Smith. The movie undoubtedly raised awareness and concern, among not only the players but the public as well.

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In other news related to concussions and C.T.E, after ex-Giants safety Tyler Sash was found dead at the age of 27 in September due to an accidental overdose of pain medication, his mother donated his brain to be tested for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E). Recent reports have come back that Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation have notified Sash's family that C.T.E had in fact been diagnosed in his brain, and it was at a stage very rarely seen in someone so young. The severity of the C.T.E in Tyler Sash's brain was actually found to be at the same level as Junior Seau, who committed suicide in 2012 when he was 43 years old.

The NFL agreed to settle the concussion lawsuit for close to $1 billion over time, which was brought against them by approximately 5,000 retired players who alleged the NFL hid the dangers and risks of concussions. Legal-Bay, the leading NFL concussion funding firm, has secured millions of dollars to assist any retired players who are in need of lawsuit money or a lawsuit cash advance prior to receiving their ultimate settlement check. 

Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the NFL concussion news, "We are surprised to see that both helmet-to-helmet hits and reported concussions have gone up, not down this year. Clearly, the severity of these hits have been demonstrated in the recent concussion movie and now in real life again with the passing of Tyler Sash, a member of the Giants' recent team."      

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