Thursday, August 13, 2015

Suit May Be a Heads-Up for UC

College athletics is already in the news due to various legal actions that raise the issue of whether such activities are really university-run businesses. The injury angle now enters:

A former UC Berkeley football player has sued the University of California over alleged medical malpractice surrounding the prevention and treatment of concussions. Bernard Hicks played for the Golden Bears from 2004 to 2008 and suffered from multiple concussions during games and practices, according to the lawsuit filed Aug. 3 against the Regents of the University of California. The suit claims that the university failed to take reasonable measures to prevent head injuries. According to Hicks’ attorney, Matthew Whibley, the university did not inform players of the long-term neurological diseases associated with concussions and subconcussive injuries to the head...

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