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New Issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter Is Out

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.

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Articles

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

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March Issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter Is Published

March 2016, Vol. 4, No. 9

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.

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Former Wrestlers Team Up Against World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Regarding Concussions

Appeals Court Affirms that University Owed No Duty to Concussed Cheerleader

Concussion Legacy Foundation Praises Ivy League Football Coaches for Voting to Ban Live Tackling at Practices

After Nieto Fiasco, New Mexico Legislature Toughens Concussion Law

The Jeffrey Cruce Case: Lessons to be Learned

California Court of Appeal Delivers Legal Victory to Former NFL Player against Travelers Insurance

Experimental Drug May Limit Harmful Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Lawmakers Introduce National Legislation to Reverse Troubling Concussion Trend

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ImPACT Selected by New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to Support Head Injury Prevention Program

ImPACT Applications, Inc., developer of the ImPACT® test and ImPACT Concussion Management Model, has announced a partnership with New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR), provider of property and casualty insurance programs for New York State public schools and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), to introduce “a comprehensive” Head Injury Prevention Program.

The Head Injury Prevention Program is designed to help subscriber school districts manage student athlete injuries and train faculty and staff to recognize, respond to and prevent school-sports-related concussions. NYSIR’s program utilizes ImPACT for neurocognitive baseline and post-injury concussion testing and to educate athletic directors, trainers, coaches, physical education instructors and school nurses on concussion management.

ImPACT testing and training is currently being phased in by NYSIR and by the end of February, NYSIR plans to have the Head Injury Prevention Program in every subscriber school district—over 350 New York public school districts altogether.  School sports covered by NYSIR’s agreement with ImPACT will include football, basketball, diving, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, cheerleading, field hockey, wrestling and alpine skiing.

“For 26 years,” notes NYSIR President Carleen Millsaps, “we have been a leading insurer of New York’s public schools. The ImPACT-NYSIR partnership is a giant leap forward in our endeavors to continually provide programs and services that protect our subscribers’ student athletes, and a positive step in the education of school officials and staff about the risks of sports related head injuries.”

“ImPACT is honored to partner with NYSIR in its Head Injury Protection Program,” says Michael Wahlster, Chief Executive Officer of ImPACT Applications. “The organization is leading a national trend where innovative insurers recognize the important role they can play in helping subscribers implement an end-to-end concussion management program.”

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