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Cincinnati Bengals see brain injuries' possible effects on team

Brain injuries are some of the most devastating afflictions that someone can go through. Adding further damage is that not every aspect of a brain injury can be known at the time of injury and many still are needing to research just how deeply they could affect someone. The continued symptoms and suffering for many athletes is currently showing up in several legal disputes between athletes and their leagues.

Cincinnati residents may be interested to hear about the recent changes to potential and current lawsuits between former Bengals players and the NFL league. New statutes have just been put into effect, possibly having an effect on a player's eligibility for workers' compensation due to a brain injury. One major change decided is that the ability for a player from the Cincinnati's Bengals to file a lawsuit in California, due to the lower restrictions concerning time after injury and deadlines there, has been squashed.

A United States district judge reportedly explained the specifications for such lawsuits from Cincinnati Bengals, saying that the decision to eradicate any lawsuits of the Bengals' that take place in California came due to the fact that the players offered no proof of cognoscibility. The district court judge further explained that without having obtained the injuries or gotten care for them within the state of California, their suit must be filed with an Ohio state court.

Ohio residents who have suffered a brain injury due to something such as dangerous work for a job or something believed to be due to another's negligence may want to look into the laws surrounding such a personal injury and how they could apply to you. Working with one such lawyer might prove fruitful in the form of workers' compensation or recompense for medical bills. As scary as a brain injury can be, the added financial burden and likely loss of wages due to the injury could make many situations worse and understanding what you're entitled to is a good place to start moving forward.

Source: citybeat.com, "All part of the game," Bill Sloat and C. Trent Rosecrans, Jan. 23, 2013

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