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Class Action Complaint Filed Against the NCAA on Behalf of the University of Tennessee Football Players

The National Collegiate Association (NCAA) is an association that serves to regulate the athletics of college sports for more than 1,300 colleges, universities, conferences, and organizations. Claiming to prioritize the treatment and prevention of injury, the NCAA holds itself to be a proponent of the safety and well-being of more than 400,000 student-athletes. However, the harsh truth is that many student-athletes sustain debilitating injuries that often prove detrimental and lead to long-term medical problems.

One recent case focuses on football players that attended the University of Tennessee. The lead plaintiff played as a defensive back from 2000-2003. During hitting drills, regular practices, and games, the player would make hits that often caused him to black out and have certain vision problems. For example, while playing strong safety at practice in 2001, the football player suffered a concussion. Immediately after the incident, the player’s vision went black and he experienced memory loss.

Although the student-athlete was reported to endure multiple blows, impacts to the head, and multiple concussions throughout his time on the Tennessee football team, the player never received appropriate medical treatment. Instead, each time he would be sent away to his room to recover on his own. As a result, this player now suffers from a variety of medical problems and disorders including anxiety, depression, severe headaches, irritability, and sleeping disorders.

NCAA Head Injury Lawyers: Raizner Slania

The NCAA, its conferences, and universities have a responsibility to look after the health and safety of their student-athletes. Contact Raizner Slania today if you or a loved one have experienced head trauma and neurological disorders as a result of a head injury while playing for an NCAA regulated team.

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Class Action Complaint Filed Against the NCAA on Behalf of Duke University Football Players

Between May 17, 2016 and June 7, 2016, Raizner Slania has filed a total of ten class action complaints against the National Collegiate Association (NCAA) to obtain redress for individuals injured by the association’s conduct concerning the well-being of student-athletes participating in NCAA regulated universities and conferences. Although the NCAA advocates “student-athlete safety” and emphasizes a concern for injury treatment and prevention, many student-athletes competing in institutions governed by the NCAA endure dangerous injuries that often lead to long-term and life-changing medical issues.

Each of these class action complaints highlights the culpability of the NCAA and its various conferences, for their actions related specifically to various schools.

One case filed regarding the NCAA’s negligence for player health and safety depicts a football player that attended Duke University. This student-athlete played as a defensive back from 1998-2003. During one particular practice, this player suffered a severe concussion from a blow that involved a violent helmet-to-helmet collision with another player. Immediately after the incident, the student-athlete reported that he both saw stars and was experiencing a “throbbing” head pain that lead to migraine headaches and light sensitivity for several weeks.

Although the student-athlete continued to endure several more concussions throughout his career as a football player at Duke, he never received the appropriate health and safety treatment to address, monitor, and alleviate the risks associated with head injuries. Due to neurological and cognitive damage, this student-athlete now suffers from various medical problems and disorders ranging from anxiety, blackouts, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, impulse control issues, irritability, memory loss, sleeplessness, and a decline in processing speed and reasoning, among other issues.

Raizner Slania NCAA Head Injury Attorneys

The NCAA, its conferences, and universities have a responsibility to look after the health and safety of their student-athletes. Contact Raizner Slania today if you or a loved one has experienced head trauma and neurological disorders as a result of a head injury while playing for an NCAA regulated team.