New Class Action: Profit Over Safety
Over the years, there have been numerous discussions regarding college football and the number of concussions that players have endured. All this has led to multiple lawsuits citing negligence and sacrifice of safety as a primary factor.
In one of the most recent lawsuits filed against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, former student athletes claim that the league sacrificed player safety in order to focus on profits and their own self-promotion.
These lawsuits stem from the long-term symptoms associated with multiple concussions sustained over the lifetime of an athletes playing career. Many of these individuals were forced to leave the game of football during their collegiate careers.
Many players are reporting symptoms including headaches, short-term memory loss, ringing between the ears, and more.
The NCAA had previously agreed to a $75 million settlement to cover a 50-year medical monitoring program for the collegiate athletes who have filed a lawsuit, with $5 million of that going to concussion research and finding new ways to prevent it.
However, the settlement did not account for future lawsuits—nor did it cover the damages or treatment that individuals are facing as a result of their injuries. Now, more and more lawsuits continue to arise against the NCAA.
Another lawsuit against the NCAA claims that the institution failed to educate players on the ways to evaluate and treat the impact of a traumatic brain injury sustained during practices and in games.
Did the organization put its own gain over the safety of players? Could they have taken additional steps to help protect players?
At Shrader & Associates, L.L.P., our goal is to help collegiate student athletes seek compensation when negligence and oversight resulted in serious head injuries from multiple concussions. Our sports injury lawyers are focused on your best interests and we aim to help you overcome the legal matters that lie ahead and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at (877) 958-7920 to discuss your potential claim.