Friday Night Lights: As Evidence of Football Brain Injuries Grow So Do Lawsuits
We’re more aware of football-related injuries now than we have ever been before; especially when it comes to brain injuries. Research has shown that concussions on the football field have been linked to ongoing, long-term brain deterioration.
It should come as no surprise that a lot of parents are electing to keep their children away from the sport. In addition, the number of lawsuits being filed as a result of football-related brain injuries is climbing. This is the case for St. Louis residents as well as all over the country.
Personal Injury Lawsuits Related to Football
Around 200 lawsuits have been filed against the NCAA. They allege that the NCAA was completely aware of the harm that was being done on the football field, and yet, they did nothing to stop it. But they’re not the only ones dealing with lawsuits. Youth and high school football families have also sued their organizations for the same reasons.
Several organizations have done a lot to minimize the risks, and many teams only offer flag football to kids between the ages of six and twelve. But is it enough, and should more be done? Perhaps only time will tell.
Your St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys are Here to Help
If you have a loved one who has been severely injured playing football, please contact your St. Louis personal injury attorneys. We know the challenges you face, and we are here to help.