Sports Risk Management Newsletter
"From the Gym to the Jury" is vital to:PROTECT your athletes from needless injuries
PROTECT you and your colleagues from damaging law suits
PROTECT your school from devastating jury awards
"From the Gym to the Jury" is a Bi-Monthy On-Line Newsletter designed to protect your sports programs (and yourself) from costly injuries, liability and lawsuits. This newsletter is a nationally acclaimed source for legal trends and risk management strategies for universities and sports programs.
Latest Newsletter ArticlesHere are just a few of the articles that you are missing in the latest Issue issue of FROM THE GYM TO THE JURY
DEATH BY HEATSTROKE: THE TRAGIC
STORY OF JORDAN MCNAIR
University of Maryland (UM) Terrapins’ offensive lineman Jordan McNair collapsed due to heatstroke during preseason practice on May 29, 2018 and died on June 13, 2018.
JURY AWARDS $12.45 MILLION
TO REGGIE BUSH FOR INJURY
Former star running back Reggie Bush suffered a season-ending knee injury in a 2015 National Football League (NFL) game at the Edward Jones Dome between the then-St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers.
CONCEALED CARRY WEAPONS AT
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORT EVENTS:
The Congressional Research Service estimates that there are approximately 300 million firearms owned by individuals in the United States. Individuals are permitted to carry concealed weapons in each state of the United States, and the District of Columbia, as long as they adhere to specific state requirements.
OVER $500 MILLION APPROVED
IN BRAIN INJURY SETTLEMENTS
Thousands of former National Football League (NFL) players have attempted to get settlement money from the NFL over concussions and other neurological problems they believe were caused by concussions eceived as a result of their participation in practice and games. So far, the NFL has paid over $500 million, the highest awards capped $5 million per player.
BRAIN INJURY IN YOUTH FOOTBALL
In 2017, researchers published a study in the Journal of Neurosurgery which found that open-field tackling drills during football practice have the highest-severity impacts on the brain in youth football.
A FLYING DISCUS CAUSES INJURY
Nicholas Stanfield was a senior at Reading High School in Reading, OH and a member of the track-and-field team. During practice on March 17, 2014, a discus thrown in error by another student-athlete hit Nicholas Stanfield in the head and he suffered a severe head injury.