Robert Fitzsimmons on Swoop’s World Late Night
On Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 8pm/PST (10pm/CST, 11pm/EST) join Swoop and Attorney Robert Fitzsimmons for an insightful and timely discussion. Bob Fitzsimmons is a prominent attorney specializing in serious injury cases and medical malpractice. He is on the forefront in the fight to assure that service members and NFL players receive fair treatment and compensation for brain injuries suffered as a result of their occupations. After Bob Fitzsimmons, USC legend and 5 time National Champion, Anthony Davis will join Swoop to discuss USC naming Clay Helton as permanent head coach, Kobe Bryant’s retirement, concussions, and other sports news of the week. Swoop’s World Late Night is on Wednesday’s from 8pm/PST – 11pm/PST tune in at Swoopsworld.com.
In 1997, Bob was employed to represent Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame Center Mike Webster in his disability claim against the National Football League (NFL). “Iron Mike” was ultimately awarded total and permanent disability as a result of football-related concussions. Mike Webster’s lawsuit against the NFL seeking retroactive benefits was reported as the only lawsuit lost by the NFL on a disability claim and resulted in an award of additional benefits to Mike Webster.
Bob Fitzsimmons, together with Dr. Julian Bailes and Dr. Bennet Omalu founded the Brain Injury Research Institute.
In the new soon to be released movie Concussion Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu.
Concussion – Movie
While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.
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