Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation
If you are a current or former student-athlete who played in one or more National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sanctioned events, you may be affected by the outcome of a class action lawsuit. The suit filed against the NCAA claims that the organization acted negligently and failed to implement rules regarding concussion management and prevention in student-athletes.
The class action suit is seeking (1) funds to diagnose the effects of concussions or sub-concussive hits sustained by student athletes and (2) changes to NCAA policy. Currently, a settlement is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
To be eligible, student-athletes must have played:
- An NCAA sanctioned sport
- At an NCAA school
- Before July 15, 2016
The NCAA has agreed to set aside a $70 million medical monitoring fund to provide qualifying athletes with screenings and evaluations aimed at assessing symptoms related to post-concussion syndrome. The medical examinations will also look for cognitive, behavioral, and/or motor function issues that are linked to concussions or conditions such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The NCAA will also contribute $5 million towards research seeking to prevent, diagnose, and manage concussions and neurodegenerative diseases. Additionally, the NCAA has agreed to change its return-to-play and concussion management policies.
- If you or a loved one are suffering from CTE, ALS, Dementia or other neurological ailments caused by playing football, you will receive NO COMPENSATION from this settlement.
Are You Suffering? Shrader & Associates L.L.P. Can Help
If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of participating in collegiate sports, Shrader & Associates, LLP wants to hear your story. Our sports injury attorneys are highly familiar with the effects of concussive injuries and can help you to understand your legal options. We have recovered more than $100 million for our clients in injury cases and know how to fight for the money that you deserve.
For more information on student-athlete concussion litigation or any of the services we offer, call (877) 958-7920 or contact our firm online and tell us about your situation.