Court Dismisses Negligence Claim Brought by Concussed Student Athlete

A federal judge has recently ruled for a defendant in a case in which a student athlete sued his high school and his school district, claiming the coaching staff was negligent in their handling of the multiple concussions he suffered while participating on the football team.

The student athlete in the case, who was born in 1995, played basketball and football during his sophomore year at the high school. He completed both seasons without suffering any injuries.

Late in the spring, however, he participated in spring football at the school under the direction of the head coach. He suffered a concussion. In the fall, he suffered another concussion, the handling of that concussion led to the law suit.

This judicial opinion will be fully summarized in the upcoming April issue of Concussion Litigation Alert, which publishes on Thursday.

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