Published July 31st, 2014 at 3:46 PM
From PBS NewsHour
The National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed to settle a number of cases brought in a class-action head injury lawsuit. The proposed settlement, which must still be approved by a federal judge, would create a $70 million fund for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former athletes. NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Axon of USA TODAY Sports about some lingering questions about the deal.
Former Chiefs players file concussions lawsuit before changes to workman’s compensation law. The NCAA ruling mentioned above was preceded by court action against the NFL by its players. For example, 22 former Chiefs players are suing the Kansas City Chiefs. In this video report, Ken McClain, a lawyer in the case, discusses the basis of the lawsuit.
KCPT Partners With KCTV5 to Investigate High School Football and Brain Injury. In this video piece, Doug Abrams, an expert on concussions in youth sports, discusses the dangers high school football players face on the field. Abrams believes that it is only a matter of time before lawsuits are filed concerning high school football players and head injuries sustained during play.
Concussion Crisis. Young football players are at risk for head injury, so finding and taking the appropriate safety measures for young athletes is very much a local concern. In this report, former Chiefs player Will Shields and a youth concussion specialist discuss current methods for diagnosing the damage.