Corboy & Demetrio Attorney Bill Gibbs spoke to victims of brain injury and stroke at Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse on March 16, 2017 in Chicago. Bill gave the presentation, "Law of Sports Brain Injuries" to Clubhouse members.
The Clubhouse provides life-long rehabilitative services, support and mentoring to brain injury and stroke victims, serving as a community-based day program for those who need continued development after their initial therapy has completed or has been reduced.
Corboy & Demetrio currently represents more than 100 athletes who suffered brain injury, including concussions and CTE, as a result of repeated hits from playing professional football and hockey. The firm also represents the families of deceased players including the late Dave Duerson and Derek Boogaard.
In addition, Bill and Thomas Demetrio represented Renea Poppel, a passenger who suffered brain injury after a Metra railroad derailment in 2005. The result was a record-setting jury verdict of $29.6 million after a two-week trial. Renea is a member of the Clubhouse and attended Bill’s presentation.
The Clubhouse empowers those afflicted by brain injury and stroke through active engagement, work and purpose. It believes that through these efforts, further steps towards self-sufficiency and dignity following brain injury can be achieved. The Clubhouse also promotes fellowship as it unites with families, survivors and our community to work together toward the common goal of independence.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.
More information about the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse can be found on its website, mbiclubhouse.org.