Ivy League Continues Efforts to Curb Concussions in College Football with New Rule


Yesterday, the Ivy League announced a new, experimental rule to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line after researched showed that kickoff returns account for 23.4 percent of concussions during games despite representing only 5.8 percent of overall plays.

 

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Are Illinois Schools Liable for Students Sports Injuries?

 It is estimated that approximately 1.35 million young people suffer from sports-related injuries each year.  Read more >

More Testing Needed on Pregnant Women Before Zofran and Other Drugs Prescribed

 Pro Publica’s investigation into Zofran usage by pregnant women is a much-needed critical examination of pharmaceutical usage during pregnancy. Read more >

Settlement in Match.com Rape Lawsuit

 Please read this in depth Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article covering a significant settlement I recently obtained on behalf of a rape victim against the internet dating site giant, Match.com.  Read more >

A Look Inside Bill Gibbs’ Sporting Judgment Column: Concussions & CTE Link

 I recently became a columnist at the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in the Sporting Judgment section of the paper. Read more >

Brandi Chastain’s Brave Decision to Donate her Brain to Concussion & C.T.E. Research

 I applaud Brandi Chastain’s decision to donate her brain to C.T.E. research at Boston University. Read more >

ESPN on NHL, Concussions and Player Lawsuits

 Read ESPN's new story about the NHL concussion litigation and the interview with our client Dennis Vaske.  Senior ESPN reporter Scott Burnside did a great job in his story on the litigation against the NHL stemming from players’ head injuries.   Read more >

Concussions and the Tragic Risk of Suicide

 Earlier this week, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published findings of an increased risk of suicide in individuals who suffer concussions. Read more >

Steven Payne, the NHL and CTE

 Steve Payne joins fellow NHL players, like Derek Boogaard and Steve Montador, struggling with the effects of heavy hits taken during his hockey career.  Corboy & Demetrio represents both the Boogaard and Montador Estates in litigation against the NHL. 

                                 AP Story on Steven Payne

Tyler Sash's Death: Another Example of What Repetitive Trauma in Sports Causes

 Tyler Sash, 27, was one year younger than NHL player, Derek Boogaard, 28, at the time of his death.  The discovery of CTE in Tyler Sash' brain serves as yet another example of the reality that repetitive trauma in professional sports can cause devastating brain degeneration.   Read more >