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Center Gets Proactive, Aims to Reduce Youth Concussion Risks

The Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center (JCCC), a collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, and Wills Eye Hospital, has partnered with the Brandywine Youth Club (BYC) in an effort to raise awareness and educate young athletes on the dangers of concussion, according to a Pennsylvania Website (www.chaddsfordlive.com) The JCCC will provide free education and ImPACT…
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Onyshko v. National Collegiate Athletic Association: A Re-examination of the ‘Inherent Risk’ of Playing Football

(Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from a summary written by Saleel V. Sabnis of Goldberg Segalla. To see the full summary, please visit Concussion Litigation Reporter) Reports of sports related concussions and their long term effects on the brain have gained considerable traction in recent years.  The injured plaintiffs in these suits, who…
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Concussion Rules Take Hold for Pennsylvania Fall Sports Coaches and Student-Athletes

This fall, Pennsylvania state law requires all high school coaches pass tests related to concussion management. The reasons for the new law are plentiful, according to the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Take Ethan Blum, a rising lacrosse star at Carlisle High School, for example. During his 9th Grade season last spring, Blum played in nearly every…
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