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Connecticut Student Athlete Concussion Law Has Coaches Taking Courses on Head Injuries

Posted by Paul Levin | Aug 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The big news this summer in the field of concussions and brain injuries was the lawsuit commenced in July by 75 former professional football players against the NFL alleging the league knew as early as the 1920s of the harmful effects of concussions on players' brains, but concealed the information from players, coaches, trainers and others until June 2010.

However, less well known is the quiet impact that Connecticut's student athlete concussion law, effective July 2010, has had on the safety of high school football players.

Among other requirements, the law requires interscholastic and intramural coaches in Connecticut to take a course on concussions. One of the key goals is to teach coaches how to identify the symptoms of a concussion after a player takes a hit to head, and to determine whether the player should be pulled from the game.

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Paul Levin

Attorney Levin was admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut beginning 1989 and in New York Federal district court beginning 1992. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the National Association for American Justice. Prior to establishing his own law firm, Attorney Levin was associated with the...

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