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Blow to the Head: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in Professional Sports

Blow to the Head: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in Professional Sports
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Author(s): Dino Sossi (Columbia University, USA)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 29
Source title: Law, Ethics, and Integrity in the Sports Industry
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Konstantinos Margaritis (University of Crete, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5387-8.ch003

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Abstract

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative disease that has begun to be discovered in various deceased professional athletes across sports. The pathology of CTE involves repeated traumatic blows to the head. Due to the longitudinal and cumulative aspects of this disease as well as the high financial stakes involved in professional sports, its discovery has led to many important issues that need to be investigated. This chapter explores some of the legal and ethical implications of CTE in professional sports.

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