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Raizner Slania Files NCAA Concussion Injury Lawsuit on Behalf of UCLA Player

Raizner Slania filed a NCAA concussion injury lawsuit on behalf of a former University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) football player against the Pac-12 Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The plaintiff alleges the Pac-12 and the NCAA recklessly endangered the wellbeing of student-athletes by failing to protect them from the long-term consequences of concussions.

The plaintiff played college football for UCLA from 1978 to 1983 as a wide receiver, corner, and strong safety. In 1982, he also served as team captain. He recalls suffering over twenty concussions in practices and games during his time at UCLA. Each time he suffered a concussion, he did not receive the medical attention the Pac-12 and NCAA knew was needed to help manage, mitigate, and monitor the effects of a concussion.

Each time the plaintiff received a concussive or sub-concussive hit, he was immediately returned to the field of play. As a result of his time playing for UCLA, the plaintiff now suffers from memory loss, a decline in cognitive functioning, light sensitivity, anxiety, headaches, and other debilitating issues.

The Effects of Repeated Impacts to the Head

Repeated concussions can have permanent and degenerative effects on the brain. Not only can impacts to the head cause brain cells to die, but they can also cause the cells to release a protein called Tau, more commonly referred to as T-proteins. T-proteins cause brain cells to die slowly over time, even after the repeated trauma to the brain stops. For many college athletes, the damage sustained during their college years are just now starting to manifest in neurological symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no way to reverse or stop the effects of T-proteins once they have been released by dying brain cells.

NCAA Concussion Injury Lawsuit Attorneys

Many former college athletes are developing debilitating injuries years after their last games. The NCAA, its colleges, and its conferences were charged with protecting student-athletes, but failed to protect them from the long-term effects of concussions. If you or someone you love sustained a concussion while playing college football for an NCAA regulated team, you have legal options. The NCAA concussion injury lawsuit attorneys at Raizner Slania can help you pursue compensation. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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College Football Player Files Lawsuit After Repeated Concussions

Raizner Slania has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a college football player against Stanford University, the PAC-12 Conference, and The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Stanford, the PAC-12, and the NCAA failed to adequately warn and protect student athletes from the long-term effects of repeated head injuries.

The plaintiff played as a safety and wide receiver for the Stanford football team where he sustained several concussions during drills, practices, and games. In particular, the plaintiff sustained repeated blows to the head during practice his freshman year while playing on the scout team against the first string varsity players.

After each concussion, Stanford failed to provide any type of medical treatment. The plaintiff was sidelined until he could pull himself together and be put back into the game or practice. However, after these concussions, the plaintiff repeatedly suffered from memory loss and confusion.

During the plaintiff’s second year in college, he switched to playing offense where he sustained a severe concussion that knocked him unconscious and caused a compression injury to his cervical vertebrae that went undiagnosed for years. As the plaintiff continued to sustain head injuries, he began experiencing blackouts during games.

Over time, the plaintiff developed long-term symptoms of repeated head trauma and continues to struggle with memory loss, impulse problems, severe fatigue, sleeping problems, and other debilitating medical problems.

The NCAA is the governing body of collegiate athletics that oversees twenty-three college sports and more than 400,000 students athletes. According to the NCAA, “more than 1,200 schools, conferences, and affiliate organizations collectively invest in improving the experiences of student-athletes – on the field, in the classroom, and in life.” However, the NCAA, universities, and conferences failed to uphold this promise to many college football players who now suffer complications from repeated concussions.

Raizner Slania: NCAA Head Injury Attorneys

If you or someone you love sustained a concussion while playing for an NCAA regulated university or conference, you may have a legal claim for damages. Call the experienced NCCAA head injury attorneys at Raizner Slania today to learn about your rights. Our consultations are free and confidential, and you owe us nothing unless we help you recover compensation.