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In Case You Missed the October 2017 Concussion Litigation Reporter

Published four weeks ago, here’s the table of contents for October 2017 Concussion Litigation Reporter, here’s the Table of Contents of that issue, which, as always, features “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:”

  • The NFL’s Head Injury Research and the Law: An Overview of Liability under the Voluntary Undertaking Doctrine
  • When Football Players Suffer from Concussions, Who Is Responsible?
  • Third Circuit Affirms Lower Court, Denying Relief to Parents of Concussed Football Player
  • Hockey Enforcer Unsuccessful at District Court, Appeals to Seventh Circuit
  • Researchers Identify Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE During Life
  • Controversy Stirs as Youth Football Coach Is Suspended for Reinserting Player
  • Mother Alleges Doctor Broke for Concussion Protocol, Leading to Serious Brain Injury
  • Legal Infighting Marks Hearing on NFL Concussion Litigation in Philly
  • High School Football Participation Has ‘Peaked’, Further Declines Likely, Says CU Boulder Professor

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Firm Offers Brain Injury College Scholarship

The brain injury law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP has announced that it is offering a scholarship to a student, who is a survivor of traumatic brain injury and is pursuing a college education.

The scholarship idea was the brainchild of Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, who each year devote their time and dedicate a portion of our firm’s fees to brain injury education, prevention and advocacy.

De Caro is a member of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America, while Kaplen is three-term past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State.  Both have served as chairperson of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one applicant for the year 2017. Full details and the application can be viewed at: http://brainlaw.com/traumatic-brain-injury-scholarship-fund/

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Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law to Host TBI Symposium on November 11

WHAT: The Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law will host its second annual symposium, “Traumatic Brain Injury: Lessons Learned from Our Nation’s Athletes and Military,” that will feature professionals knowledgeable in veterans’ issues including the effects of traumatic brain injury. These professionals will discuss the relationship between injuries observed in athletes and in our nation’s service members.10653537_10152859467538990_1898819128704717451_n


WHO: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Okie, former medical reporter and national science editor of the Washington Post, will discuss, “The Aftermath of Traumatic Brain Injury in the War Zone.”


Panelists include:

Amy Odom, director of litigation for the National Veterans Legal Services Program Alex Pracht, veteran of the U.S. Army and client of the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic Shawn Lee, veteran and attorney in the law firm, Fox Stretz and Quinn Eric Hart, associate clinical professor in the department of health psychology Paul Anderson, attorney with The Klamann Law Firm; creator of NFLConcussionLitigation.com Marvin Washington, member of the 1998 Denver Broncos Super Bowl team Douglas E. Abrams, associate professor of law Justin Trueblood, president of the Mizzou Law Sports Society Rex Sharp, associate athletic director for sports, University of Missouri Department of Athletics Michael Sam, former MU defensive lineman Amelia Tapp, decision review officer, St. Louis VA Regional Office


WHEN & WHERE: 8 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11

Room 7, Hulston Hall, MU Campus


NOTES: The symposium is free and open to the public. For a full schedule, please visit: http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/event/program-17/


Live streaming of this event will be available at: http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/event/video-3/

In the afternoon, the Veterans Clinic will host a free 3-hour continuing legal education session for attorneys and service officers discussing veterans’ benefits cases in detail.


Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. To register, please visit: http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/event/registration/

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