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Family of High School Lacrosse Player Sues over Concussion

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The family of high school lacrosse player Kendalle Holley has sued the School Board of Orange County (Fla.), the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), and an opposing Lacrosse player, after the opposing lacrosse player struck her in the head with a stick and caused a concussion.

The plaintiffs went on to claim that Holley, who plays for East River High School, was not properly evaluated, leading her to be reinserted in the game, causing a “severe exacerbation” of her injury, which they described as “continuing” and “permanent” …

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Family Seeks Millions in Wake of Defendants’ Alleged Failure to Follow Concussion Protocol

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The family of a high school football player has sued a group of defendants—including the school district, its insurers, the employer of an athletic trainer, and multiple individual defendants—after the player was inserted into a game before he had been given medical clearance to return to play from a concussion he had suffered a week earlier.

The player suffered the first concussion in the fall of 2014 and was taken to an emergency room where he was diagnosed with a minor concussion.

He rested at home for a couple days, bypassing both the classroom and the practice field. He then went to see a doctor at the, who evaluated him and affirmed the diagnosis of a concussion. The doctor told him he was not to resume practice and gave him a note to give to the coach.

The coach exchanged text messages with an athletic trainer, who was employed by the clinic, who said the player could possibly have the flu, according to the lawsuit. (for the details in the case and the rest of the summary, please subscribe to Concussion Litigation Reporter)

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Concussed Plaintiff Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies before Making Accommodation Claim

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a high school football player, alleging that a school district did not do enough to accommodate him after he suffered multiple concussions.

The court will allow the plaintiff to refile his complaint, but only after he exhausts the administrative remedies that are at his disposal.6667502835_562064d2f8

As a high school freshman, the plaintiff suffered a concussion on August 31, 2009, while participating in a game of flag football during his physical education class.

Two days later, the plaintiff’s mother, called the school to inform them of her son’s injuries and that he would be returning shortly, but that he would need special accommodations until he returned to full health.

She requested he be removed from two of his classes and be placed in extra study halls so he would have extra time to complete his work and rest. She also requested his teachers be made aware of his situation so they would not ask him to participate in any unsuitable activity or any activity that might aggravate his symptoms or conditions, according to the complaint.

On September 14, the plaintiff went to the Children’s Hospital due to his persistent symptoms and underwent an EEG test. A physician proceeded to write a letter to the school’s principal, asking that the plaintiff receive academic accommodations. The letter was allegedly ignored.

On September 30, the plaintiff attended his school’s football game with the expectations of being able to sit on the sideline with his team to cheer them on and offer his support. The mother had allegedly called the football coach ahead of time, informing him that her son was still suffering symptoms of his concussion and explained that he had not been cleared to participate in the game and that he simply wanted to support his teammates.

The plaintiff claimed that …

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