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Publication Examines Concussion Litigation from the Defendant’s Perspective

The latest Concussion Defense Reporter reports on the developments in youth football, soccer, science, protective gear related to the defense of concussion claims. Of particular interest – the United States District Court, Central District of California granted Summary Judgment to Pop Warner Football in a CTE–wrongful death case two days after Christmas, and two weeks before trial was to start, and the New York State Appeals Court affirmed dismissal of a college soccer player’s PCS / second hit claim, based on primary assumption of the risk.

Just as compelling is an upcoming concussion conference that tackles what organizers are calling a “New Understanding” about CTE.

The debate over CTE will take center stage on the morning of April 15 in Indianapolis when experts gather at the Sheraton Indianapolis Centre to discuss CTE & Sports – A New Understanding.

The moderated panel discussions will examine:

  • The State of the Science;
  • Cases in the News; and
  • Best Practices for Sports Administrators.

Among the already confirmed panelists are Brian Hainline, the NCAA’s Chief Medical Officer, Uzma Samadani, MD; Rudy Castellani, MD; Joe Sala, PhD; Bill Barr, PhD; and Tom McAllister, chair of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine.

For more information, visit: https://www.wilsonelser.com/news_and_insights/speaking_engagements/1366-cte_sports-a_new_understanding

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Riddell Partners with NetVirta ‘to Advance Head Protection with Mobile 3D Technology’

Riddell, a leader in football helmet technology and innovation, entered a strategic partnership with tech company NetVirta. The Boston-based company is the creator of a mobile 3D scanning technology, called Verifyt. Leveraging NetVirta’s Verifyt app, Riddell captures 3D head shape data of an individual’s head. The app streamlines creation of Riddell Precision-Fit helmets, which are designed uniquely for individual athletes.

Riddell Precision-Fit technology debuted in 2017, where it quickly became the industry-leading helmet platform at elite levels. Now, the technology will be available to customers nationwide, where Riddell reps capture data using the app on iOS and Android devices. Verifyt captures head shape measurements with accuracy of +/- 0.5mm, allowing Riddell to create a truly custom fit.

“Our partnership with NetVirta and the use of Verifyt technology demonstrates commitment to creating forward-thinking technologies with industry leaders who help us reach our goal – to deliver improved player protection to football athletes everywhere,” said Thad Ide, Senior Vice President of Research and Product Development for Riddell. “As we develop game-changing technologies like Precision-Fit, it’s important we focus on making them available to all levels. Having an app that reps take to a program brings elite-level product features to the broad football community.”

In the future, Riddell believes “customers will download the app directly, capture head shape data themselves and upload them to an order platform. As this technology expands, so will Riddell’s ability to offer the latest in innovative product features like Precision-Fit to football players everywhere.”

“We’re excited to partner with Riddell on this project using our Verifyt technology, especially where the application has the chance to affect the greater football community,” said Jeff Chen, Co-Founder and CEO of NetVirta. “We established NetVirta with applications like this in mind and are happy to see our Verifyt technology benefit young athletes across the country.”

The Riddell – NetVirta partnership “demonstrates an ongoing commitment to player protection. In 2019, more NFL players were equipped with Precision-Fit helmets than all other manufacturer helmet models combined. At the college level, more than 1,000 players are wearing the helmet this season. Now, with Verifyt technology, Riddell offers athletes broad-scale access to SpeedFlex Precision Diamond and SpeedFlex Precision helmets.”

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Concussed Football Player Sues School District After Coach Tells Him to ‘Man Up’ Among Stories in Latest Concussion Litigation Reporter

Concussion Litigation Reporter, November 2019, Vol. 8, No. 5

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

Concussed High School Football Player Sues School District After Coach Allegedly Tells Him to ‘Man Up’ and ‘Get Back Out There’

Brain Injury from Concussion May Linger Longer than One Year After Return to Play

NFHS Sparks Controversy With Position Paper Claiming No Linkage Between CTE and Playing High School Football

Mets Fan Sues Team After Getting Hit in the Head by a T-shirt Fired from a T-shirt and Suffering Concussion

Doctor and Co-Founder of Tulane’s Center of Sport Talks Concussions

WWE Challenges Lawsuit Brought by Former Wrestlers

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Basic Issues to Consider in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation

Study Finds No Link Between Youth Contact Sports and Cognitive, Mental Health Problems

Federal Trade Commission Sues Dallas-Based Maker of Brain Health Supplements, Citing Deceptive Claims

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