Book ê Concussion288 pages ↠ Jeanne marie laskas

Mobi Concussion

Book ê Concussion 288 pages ↠ Jeanne marie laskas ↠ This is the story of one man's fight against a multibillion dollar colossus A man who stood up for what was right whatever the cost The brilliant young forensic pathologist had no idea that the body on the slab in front of him would change his life and ultimately This is the story of one man's fight against a multibillion dollar colossus A man who stood up for what was right whatever the cost The brilliant young forensic pathologist had no idea that the body on the slab in front of him would change his life and ultimately change the worldThe body belonged to legendary American Footballer Mike Webster whose mental health had rapidly declined after he had stopped playing Find all of my reviews at StarsFor those of you who know me you are already aware I’m a mom of boys You’re also well aware of the fact that I don’t really write reviews of books but just ramble on about whatever I feel like and post a bunch of gifs so this “review” should be par for the course My one experience with football looked a little something like this Yes They are doing exactly what it looks like they are doing When our youngest was a tiny little pipsueak he wanted to play football Baseball season was over and he wanted to be able to see all of his little buddies we live in a metro area so our kids don’t usually go to school with their teammates so we signed him up for peewee flag and ended up on a team that was known for being the best It didn’t take long to realize that even the non tackle division was a little cuckoo when it came to being competitive and the boys were encouraged to “lead with their heads” and “let us hear those helmets” Now this was before CTE was discovered and senate hearings were held but as a mom I knew I didn’t like it If they were expected to crack skulls in Kindergarten how long would it be before this was the norm??? YikesI wasn’t thinking about brain trauma though I mean that’s what the helmet is for right? I was thinking neckspinal injury was likely to occur Just look at the first picture above those little fellas looked like bobble heads Having all that extra weight on their neck was bound to cause whiplash right? Turns out neck or knee or shoulders or back injuries were uite possibly the last thing anyone should have been worried about and a conversation had already been going on since the early ‘90s about a potential life altering concern – closed head injuries The man who brought it to everyone’s attention??? Iron Mike Webster the best center in the NFL A true monster of the midway who spent 15 years as a professional played in four Super Bowls and eight consecutive Pro Bowls A man who went from having it all to being someone who forgot to eat who became lethargic who peed in an oven and took up residence in a storage closet at Arrowhead Stadium whose teeth started falling out and attempted to fix them by super glueing them back into his mouth a man who could only get some sleep by tasering himself into unconsciousness Iron Mike successfully sued the NFL in 1998 and was the first to win a claim for a football related brain injury When Mike Webster died a few years later of a heart attack at the age of 50 it was his brain that pathologist Bennet Omalu was interested in He wanted to know what made Webster go crazy and suspected an underlying brain disease – and boy did he find one Concussion is the story about the discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy the fight to make it public knowledge the massive tort case consisting of nearly 6000 players suing the NFL for future benefits should they fall victim to the disease the Senate hearings surrounding Big Tobacco the National Football League and the realization it wasn’t necessarily the big hits that caused the damage it was the repetitive little hits that amount to between 20 30 g’s on every play This was a horrifying yet fascinating read that I could not put down once I started So why the mediocre rating? Sadly it’s because Omalu appears to suffer from a severe case of “God complex” I was interested in the story about concussions and the truth about the potential for my no longer peewee sized but very much linebacker sized son to end up with a debilitating disease should he ever want to play What I wasn’t interested in was than a taste of Omalu’s life story and I really wasn’t interested in hearing about his bassackwards views on relationships and family or what seemed to be imagined slights due to his race Don’t get me wrong I’m sure Dr Omalu has dealt with racism but I believe him being overlooked in participating in particular discussionshearingslawsuits regarding CTE were due to him being completely unlikeable rather than him being black Good news is Concussion credited another book League of Denial that I hope will be one that gets of the stars from meMany thanks to my friend Elyse for bring this story to my attention ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you NetGalley

Jeanne Marie Laskas ¶ Concussion Pdf

He had ended up Tasering himself to relieve his chronic back pain and fixing his rotting teeth with SuperglueDr Bennet Omalu found that the psychosis suffered by Iron Mike was no accident His autopsy unearthed evidence of a trauma related disease the direct result of years of blows to the head in games He knew it would keep killing scores of other sportsmen unless something was done He believed that the NFL N I liked the deft handling of the material She makes the players and doctor sympathetic and likable

Ebook ¸ Concussion ¶ Jeanne Marie Laskas

Concussion Ational Football League one of the most powerful corporations in America would welcome the discovery But it was the one truth they wanted to ignoreOmalu himself became a target 'This is classic David and Goliath stuff and as exciting as a great courtroom drama A riveting powerful human tale a masterclass on how to tell a story'Charles Duhigg New York Times columnist and bestselling author of The Power of Habit At the Pittsburgh morgue in 2002 a Nigerian born pathologist Bennet Omalu discovered Tau Tangles in the brain of Mike Webster a Pittsburgh Steelers player who inexplicably went crazy This discovery tied repeated concussions like those of the experience of punch drunk boxers to football Omalu who didn't care about US professional sports was surprised that the NFL turned its might on him and his professional allies attacking him legally and academically in the pages of journals edited by NFL paid doctors and sponsored by euipment manufacturers who keep trying to design helmets that will mitigate brain battering spoiler external support of the skull can't do this I should have liked this a lot than I did Laskas opens the book with a conflict having little to do with the central theme of football injury then wastes a full third of the book on Omalu's spoiled childhood as the delicate son of a surviving Biafran leader in Nigeria In as much as this eventually made him an outsider in America or resilient okay but I don't need a chapter on his fancy wedding in Nigeria when I came to a book to tell me about a horrific problem and the people with an investment in perpetuating it