Liability for High School Brain Injury

As courts, schools, doctors, and parents become increasingly interested in the risk of brain injury amongst high school students, you should be aware of your legal options if your child is injured playing a sport or participating in a high school sponsored activity.

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Sports Concussion Lawsuits: When Is a School Liable for Negligence?

While the risk of a concussion in youth sports can never be entirely avoided, reasonable steps can be taken to minimize the possibility that a player will sustain a serious, long-term brain injury. When athletic programs administered by schools, colleges, and recreational leagues fail to take those steps, they may be liable for injuries that could have been avoided.

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Guidelines for Managing Student Athlete Concussions

Agreement among medical experts is nearly unanimous that critical steps must be followed to manage concussions sustained by student athletes. The following guidelines, recommended by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology, will minimize the risk of a more serious brain injury by assuring that concussions are properly diagnosed and that healing is complete before the player returns to the sport.

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Understanding Sports Concussion Injuries

Concussions are among the most common — and most serious — injuries that athletes sustain. This article will help you understand the nature of concussions that occur during participation in sporting events.

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