NCAA Faces 7 New Concussion Suits By Student-Athletes

By Kurt Orzeck (August 31, 2016, 8:46 PM EDT) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association was hit Wednesday with a new spate of concussion suits after reaching a $75 million medical monitoring settlement last year, with seven proposed class actions in Indiana federal court alleging student-athletes suffered from repeated head injuries and concussions.

The suits accuse the defendants — which also include the Southeastern Conference, the University of Miami and others — of spending decades recklessly disregarding the health and safety of student-athletes, resulting in dementia, Parkinson's disease, memory loss and other long-term brain injuries.

"[Defendants] kept ... players and the public in the dark about an epidemic that was slowly...

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