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Football Fallout: The Legalities of CTE

By Helen M. Farrell, MD

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), an increasingly recognized clinical syndrome, has emerged in the legal field as a diagnosis with significant implications. In criminal and civil matters alike, the mere suggestion of CTE, to say nothing of an expert opinion touting its presence, can alter the outcome of a case.

CTE continues to star as a player in criminal and civil courts nationwide.

CTE continues to star as a player in criminal and civil courts nationwide.

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