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September 2016, Vol. 5, No. 3
Timely reporting on developments and legal strategies at the intersection of sports and concussions—articles that benefit practicing attorneys who may be pursuing a claim or defending a client.
Table of Contents
An Analysis of the Latest Concussion-Related Class-Action Lawsuit Against World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Allegedly Suffering from PCS, Former NFL Player Sues Lloyd of London Over Denial of Benefits
Kentucky Appeals Court Tightens the Reigns on Coaches and Their Responsibility Around Concussions
Parent of Cheerleader Sues Coach in Concussion Lawsuit
Proving Injury Causation: Biomechanical Engineers vs. Medical Doctors
Court Rules Concussion Claim Can Continue against Teacher, Who Was Ex-Football Player
Insurance Defense Background Fuels Attorney’s Success as The Lanier Law Firm’s National Mass Tort Leader and Concussion Litigator
For Young Football Players, Some Tackling Drills Can Pose Higher Risks of Injury Than Games
Medical Students Working on Smart Helmet that May Help Detect Concussions
A federal judge has granted summary judgment to a school district, which was sued by a cheerleader, who was injured in practice back in 2004.
However, the court left intact her claim against the coach, finding that a jury could reasonably conclude that the risk of significant injury from a fall onto the hard floor surface was foreseeable and a fairly direct result of the coach’s decision to proceed without proper matting.
The high school cheerleading squad was attempting to perform an advanced stunt, which was being introduced to the squad for the first time on that day.
The court noted that there were multiple spotters that day as the squad tried several times to perform the stunt. On the last attempt, the plaintiff flew outside the perimeter of her base and her spotters, striking her head and suffering a concussion.
This decision will be reported in depth in the November issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter next month. Subscribe by visiting: http://concussionpolicyandthelaw.com/subscribe/