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The Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Sports Lawyers Association are hosting a 3 hour crash course on concussion litigation on April 29, starting at 3 p.m., at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
The presentation will cover the anatomy of a concussion by a medical doctor and lessons from an attorney that filed the first lawsuits on behalf of NFL players ,and where the litigation currently stands. Attendees will also gain an understanding of the workers’ compensation issues involved in concussion injuries. Ethics will also be covered throughout the program.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to attend the baseball game that features the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds, For more information, visit http://catalog.pbi.org/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=55416
The following documents are now available to Concussion Litigation Reporter subscribers:
Amicus Curiae of Brain Injury Association, Belcher complaint, Bernard Hicks complaint, Blake Alan Ripple complaint, Bryan Namoff complaint, Chrystal Dixon complaint, Debra Pyka complaint, Jonathan Stoddard complaint, Joseph Horn Complaint, Kristen Sheely complaint, Forrest Blue complaint, NHL complaint.
(Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the September issues of Concussion Litigation Report. For the full story, please subscribe at http://concussionpolicyandthelaw.com/subscribe/)
A former football player for the University of California, Berkeley has sued the school and several of its employees, including former football coach Jeff Tedford, for negligence in connection with the concussions sub-concussive hits he suffered during games and practices as a Golden Bear.
Bernard Hicks, who played 34 games for UC Berkeley from 2004 to 2008, alleged in his complaint that he not only “sustained multiple concussions as a result of hits to his head,” but also “sustained multiple sub-concussive injuries to his head.” This, the safety claimed, left him with “permanent and debilitating neurological injuries.”
Hicks invoked a specific government code in his complaint, which provides …