Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against the University of California

Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against the University of California

A new concussion lawsuit has been filed against the University of California. According to reports, the football player sustained numerous head injuries during his college career.

He claims that the team doctor, the athletic director and the university failed in their duty to keep him safe by fully disclosing the extent of harm caused by concussions, including long-term neurological problems, such as memory loss, dizziness and headaches.

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often the result of a direct hit to the head, or an indirect blow to the body that creates trauma in the brain. For athletes, Headache (85%) and Dizziness (70-80%) are most commonly reported symptoms immediately following concussions for injured athletes. However, the effects of TBIs and concussions aren't always immediately apparent and may take a few days or weeks to reveal themselves. In fact, an estimated 47% of athletes do not report feeling any symptoms after a concussive blow. Further, repeated blows and a return to vigorous physical activity before an injury has healed increases the likelihood of long-term injury. Thus, sending an athlete back into a game before the concussion has been fully diagnosed and healed can lead to long term difficulties.

Here, the lawsuit alleges that as the result of returning to play too soon and not being fully informed of the dangers, the football player sustained long-term neurological damage.

For more information or if you or a loved one suffered any form of brain injury, please contact the experienced San Diego brain injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.


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