NCAA Concussions Settlement Website
The NCAA concussions settlement website is now live. For more information, please visit collegeathleteconcussionsettlement.com.
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP (HBSS) is lead counsel in multi-district litigation against the NCAA for medical monitoring and for injunctive relief in the form of changes to concussion management and return-to-play guidelines. Hagens Berman also has filed lawsuits on behalf of several victims of concussions at NCAA sanctioned universities alleging the institutions neglect to protect student-athletes from concussions and their aftermath.
The Master Complaint for medical monitoring and equitable relief states that the NCAA hid relevant safety information concerning concussions, failed to safeguard student athletes, and neglected to enact sufficient regulations that would protect from the risks associated with concussions.
The complaint states that despite the NCAA’s authority to enact regulations and its founding role to protect student athletes, it has been negligent and has failed to carry out this duty, placing athletes at risk for concussions, despite its knowledge of the growing number of sustained concussions.
The suit also claims that although public attention has been focused on the growing number of concussions, the NCAA suppressed and hid information about the extent of this problem from student athletes.
According to the case, a mounting body of scientific evidence has linked concussions to depression, dementia and early-onset Alzheimer’s, among a host of other medical problems.
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