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February 2020, Vol. 8, No. 8
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.
Table of Contents
- Paramount Pictures Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Brought by Family of Ex-Football Player Who Died After Suffering Multiple Concussions
- School District Plans to Make Youth Football League’s Use of Facilities Conditioned on Easing Away from Tackle Football
- Why is the Scottish FA banning children from heading footballs?
- Images of the Brain Can Be Used to Tell Lies
- Expert Shopping Steals the Headlines in the Concussion Litigation Arena
- Concussion Legacy Foundation’s Nowinski Gets Active on Social on Eve of Super Bowl
- Congressmen Introduce Bill to Improve Student Athlete Concussion Safety
- Indiana-based School Corporation Adds Extra Layer of Concussion Insurance
- Upcoming Concussion Conference Tackles a ‘New Understanding’ about CTE
The NCAA Sport Science Institute, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, the Atlantic Coast Conference and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will host the Fourth Annual Department of Defense Grand Alliance Concussion Conference: A New Era of Scientific Collaboration on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time at the Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The conference, designed for athletic trainers, team physicians, sports medicine clinicians and athletic health care administrators from NCAA member schools and other key stakeholders in sport-related concussion will build on the 2017-19 NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance Concussion Conferences. During this conference, concussion experts and researchers will share preliminary and recently publicized information from the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance, the largest concussion study and educational grand challenge ever conducted.
- Researchers shared preliminary findings from the largest-ever study of concussion in sport at the first annual sport-related concussion conference hosted by the Pac-12 Conference at the University of California, Los Angeles. Read more about the event.
- The Second Annual NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense Grand Alliance Concussion Conference was held on Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 at Eisenhower Hall on the USMA campus in West Point, NY. Download the conference syllabus.
- The Third Annual NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense Grand Alliance Concussion Conferencewas held on Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019 at the Discovery Building on the campus of University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Download the conference syllabus.
(Editor’s Note: The following is one of nine stories that will appear in Concussion Litigation Reporter this week. To subscribe, visit here.)
Christopher Nowinski, Co-Founder & CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF), is as influential as anyone when it comes to highlighting the dangers of sports concussions.
So it was no surprise that the CLF was behind the creation of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that generated a lot of buzz last fall.
Nowinski spent Saturday, they day before the Super Bowl, reminding everyone about those dangers on LinkedIn.
“Did you know that any future high school, college or NFL football player who starts tackle football at age 5 will have 10 times the odds of developing CTE than if he had started at age 14?” he wrote in a post.
“Our provocative ‘Tackle Can Wait’ PSA drives home the message that youth tackle football is unacceptably dangerous for children. The PSA, which shows youth tackle football players smoking while playing the game, is inspired by research showing that the risk of developing CTE is not correlated to number of concussions, but is instead correlated with the number of years playing tackle football. The research showed the link between tackle football and CTE may be stronger than the link between smoking and lung cancer. The Concussion Legacy Foundation‘s message to parents on Super Bowl weekend is simple: wait until age 14 to allow your children to play tackle football.
In the comment section below the post, he was asked about the study, which he dutifully provided: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6973077/pdf/ANA-87-116.pdf