Taylor Martino has expertise in complex injury cases, such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries – these injuries require special experts and attorneys that understand the medical conditions and the devastation that such injuries can cause. Whether your injury has been caused intentionally or by carelessness, you should be entitled to compensation.
College Sports Head Injuries
The National Football League recently settled a class-action lawsuit for $765 million, which will provide compensation to former NFL players coping with the long-term effects of concussions they received playing professional football. However, thousands of former college athletes also suffer from the long-term effects of concussions. Our firm recognizes the paramount importance of safety in college athletics. We believe athletes who were wrongfully exposed to concussion risks should receive compensation for the effects of head injuries they sustained playing sports in college.
The NCAA is the governing body of college sports. Like the NFL, the NCAA was aware of the long-term effects of concussions. For more than thirty years, scientific studies have linked concussions to permanent brain injuries. Despite the NCAA’s knowledge that concussions can have devastating long-term effects, it continued to put college athletes at risk by failing to implement policies to protect and treat players with concussions. The NCAA’s failure to protect its players has left many former college athletes with life-altering brain injuries. The effects of these brain injuries include chronic headaches, memory loss, sleeplessness, mood swings, depression, early-onset dementia, and early-onset Alzheimer’s.
We believe athletes who were wrongfully exposed to concussion risks should receive compensation for the effects of head injuries they sustained playing sports in college. If you or anyone you know suffered a head injury as a college athlete and there are any questions about their rights, please contact Taylor Martino, P.C. at (251) 433-3131.
The NCAA denies suppressing information about concussions to college athletes and says it isn’t responsible for injuries sustained by a former Samford women’s soccer player. Mary Shelton Wells, who played soccer at Samford from 2008 to 2010, sued the NCAA last September in Mobile County Circuit Court, alleging she would have quit soccer and not…