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Who Is Liable for a Student-Athlete’s Injuries?

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The beginning of the school year also marks the beginning of high school football, cross country and other sporting events. While these activities can be fun and beneficial for students, what happens if your child suffers in the waning summer heat or takes an especially hard hit to the head? Students are especially vulnerable… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation for Football Players?

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Last year a group of retired football players brought a lawsuit against the National Football League. They wanted the NFL to recognize chronic traumatic encephalopathy as an occupational hazard eligible for workers’ compensation. They filed their federal lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale. While the lawsuit has since been withdrawn, the ultimate goal remains the same… Read More »

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Skateboarding Head Injuries Prompt a Bill That Will Change Florida Helmet Laws

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Florida Congressman Richard Stark of District 104 has proposed a new bill that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to ride a skateboard or a scooter without a helmet. While teenagers across the state bemoan the proposed law, it is something that should have been enacted a long time… Read More »

Understanding Concussions and the Aftermath

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A concussion is a type of brain injury that results from a blow or jolt to the head. Though concussions are usually non-fatal, the effects of a concussion can be very serious, and can cause ongoing permanent damage for the victim. A person might sustain a concussion from a number of accidents, ranging from… Read More »

High School Lacrosse Player Files Injury Lawsuit Against County

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A female high school lacrosse player recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against Orange County, the Florida High School Athletics Association, and the opponent who dealt her the blow that caused her to sustain a concussion during a game. The Orange County lawsuit seeks $15,000 in compensation as remedy for the victim’s injuries. The… Read More »

Delaware Man Files Suit In Miami Against Cruise Ship Operator

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A passenger injured on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in early February recently filed a lawsuit in a Miami District Court. The plaintiff claims he suffered a concussion and other aches and pains when he was thrown 18 feet into a door during a hurricane while aboard. The lawsuit alleges the ship’s operator and… Read More »

Hillsborough County School District Recently Agreed To A Record $2 Million Settlement

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The Hillsborough County School District recently agreed to a record $2 million settlement with a former student athlete injured on a Wharton High School football field. The former high school linebacker, now a college student, nearly died after suffering a traumatic brain injury warming up before practice in 2013. The young Tampa area plaintiff… Read More »

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