The Trust: program focused on brain health and the well-being of retired NFL players

“The Trust” is a new program for retired NFL players with brain health issues. With so much attention focused on lawsuits and policy change for young athletes we do not hear as much about the health of athletes suffering from long-term brain injuries. When the stories of the suffering are told, too often it is […]

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Sports injury puts high school football player in a coma

Not knowing if and when your son is going to return to a normal life must be the one of the toughest things a parent can withstand. Parents of Drew Williams, the collapsed Lane Tech High School football player faced such a grave accident last week. People at the scene reported it looked like Williams […]

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Local sports heroes attend Chicago event to support concussion awareness, education and policy

On Monday, October 7, 2013, The Sports Legacy Institute, in conjunction with the Chicago Concussion Coalition, held their annual fall reception to benefit the Chicago Concussion Coalition’s efforts in educating, training and providing valuable resources to help protect student athletes and others from, and to reduce the number of permanent injuries caused by concussions and […]

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Complex healthcare: Several factors contribute to medical mistakes and deaths

The recent political news and filibuster activity regarding defunding the Affordable Care Act could trigger a government shutdown. Imagine you or your loved one is a patient at a VA hospital when that happens! A friend once told a story about losing her grandfather during the U.S. Government shutdown in 1995 and 1996 when, for […]

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Interview on Chicago Concussion Coalition and Sports Legacy Institute

Do you know someone who plays contact sports such as football, hockey, soccer or baseball? How about someone who cheers for the team? Maybe you also know a veteran of U.S. military service. Ok, what do you think all these people have in common? They are the focus of traumatic brain injury / concussion research, […]

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Favia and Team John Marshall ran/walked 5k to stomp out homelessness

Over 105,000 Chicagoans were homeless in a recent study[i]. A record turnout of supporters participated in the third annual 5k run/walk to end homelessness[ii] this past Sunday, July 14, 2013 in Chicago’s Douglas Park. Michael V. Favia ran with The John Marshall Law School team who ran and walked in Sunday’s heat and humidity to […]

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Michael V. Favia speaks at concussion symposium

Michael V. Favia, J.D., frequently speaks on panel symposiums on the areas of practice offered by The Law Firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates. Personal injury and specifically traumatic brain injuries are focused areas of practice at the firm. This May, the DePaul Sports Legacy Institute, Chicago Concussion Coalition, hosted a concussion symposium and […]

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