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Concussion Litigation Reporter — April 2015
The plaintiffs in Mehr v. Fèdèration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), didn’t mince words in responding to FIFA’s motion to dismiss their 2014 lawsuit.
The current and former soccer players re-affirmed their position that FIFA’s approach to managing the concussion problem is a “scattershot, piecemeal and ineffective approach to critical health and safety issues,” or exactly “what has led to the defendants’ woefully inadequate management of youth concussions.”
The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit in 2014 against FIFA as well as the U.S. Youth Soccer and American Youth Soccer leagues. The leagues are responsible for over three million child and adolescent soccer players in the United States.
They alleged that the defendants …
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We should monitor Christolph Kramer over the coming months and years to see how the German soccer player recovers from being reinserted in the World Cup Final between Argentina and Germany after he clearly suffered at least a mild concussion moments earlier. Kramer would leav for good after collapsing and being helped off the field.
Is there any other international event where that would have occurred? I hope not.
Kramer told German newspaper Die Welt (via ESPN) later: “I can’t really remember much of the game. I don’t know anything at all about the first half. I thought later that I left the game immediately after the tackle. I have no idea how I got to the changing rooms. I don’t know anything else. In my head, the game starts from the second half.”
For a video of the incident and a report, visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/07/14/kramer-cant-remember-much-of-world-cup-final-which-raises-questions-about-fifa-concussion-protocol-again/