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Sports Lawyers to Examine Concussions at Annual Meeting Next Month

Not surprisingly, concussions will be the prime topic at the annual Sports Lawyers Association meeting in Atlanta May 16-18.

On May 16, Robert E. Wallace, a Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP in Saint Louis, MO will moderate a session called “Legal Impact of Head Trauma on Professional Athletes.”

Joining Wallace, a former general counsel for the St. Louis Rams, on the stage will be Kevin E. Crutchfield, MD, Director, Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program, LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, MD; Tim English, NFLPA, Washington, DC; and Lawrence P. Ferazani, Senior Labor Litigation Counsel, NFL, New York, NY.

For more information on the conference, visit: http://www.sportslaw.org/events/2013_conference_brochure.pdf

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Local Medical Professionals Join Forces to Combat ‘Epidemic of Concussions’

Local medical professionals in Grand Valley, Colorado are joining forces to combat “an epidemic of concussions,” according to a local television station.

Leading the charge, according to a recent story, is Community Hospital, which is funding and developing a special Concussion Task Force

Job one is to “understand how we are managing concussions currently in the valley,” said Dr. Dan Mistry, a primary care physician.

Chris Thomas, the CEO of Community Hospital, said his company is expanding to better “go after this problem. (A)nd our partnership with Dr. Mistry and the other physicians that are involved is going to be a great partnership going forward.”

Dr. Mistry added that “the goal (of the Task Force) is to develop a uniform protocol for diagnosis testing and management of concussions in the Grand Valley.”

Plans have already been made to host an “Impact Seminar” on July 12th and a 2nd Sports Medicine Conference on July 19th.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Set to Speak at Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury

Randall H. Scarlett, the principal at the Scarlett Law Group, a San Francisco-based law firm that represents “people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of the negligence, recklessness and the intentional actions of others,” will serve as a speaker at the 26th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The conference, which is being hosted and organized by the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), will be held September 18-21, 2013 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans.

Scarlett will be joined by Ronald Savage, EdD, as the two discuss pediatric traumatic brain injuries on September 19, from 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.

In addition to being active in NABIS, Scarlett is a member of the Brain Injury Association of America, North American Brain Injury Association, and Marin Brain Injury Network. He is also a past Vice-President and a current member of the Board of Directors of the California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA). He serves as CALBIA Seminar Chair, and is responsible for the Annual Medical/Legal Educational Conference.

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