Potential Emerging Risk Of Concussion Claims To Insurers
December 18, 2012, 11:36 AM EST
Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 11:36 AM EST) -- In 2011, hundreds of former National Football League players began to sue the NFL, alleging that the league breached a duty to warn and protect them from long-term brain injury threats posed by repeated concussions and severe head impacts. These claims sparked increased attention by the media — and heightened concern among parents and scientific researchers — on whether it is safe for kids to play high-impact sports like football.
The plaintiffs’ bar also took notice. In September 2012, Blake Ripple, a former high-school football player,...