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Lawsuit against doctor for allowing high school football player to return to play following concussion

In what may be a wave of law suits for inappropriate medical decisions to allow student athletes to return to play following a concussion has been instituted in Wisconsin.

According to published reports, an orthopedist and a local clinic are being sued by a high school student who sustained a concussion.  The suit alleges that the doctor and clinic did not follow the guidelines concerning return to play decisions and allowed the student to return to playing football prematurely.  He sustained a second concussion when he resumed playing football resulting in permanent brain damage.  You can read the full story by clicking here.

I am seeing an increasing number of law suits against both doctors and school personnel for inappropriate decisions to allow students to resume engaging in sports despite continued symptoms of a concussion.   Now that the guidelines of the American Academy of Neurology and other professional associations have become widely disseminated, the standard of care expects professionals to both know the guidelines and apply them in an appropriate fashion. 

The concussion guidelines of the American Academy of Neurology can be viewed by clicking here.

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