Since early September, eight high school football players have suffered fatal injuries. As a result, three United States Congressmen have attempted to combat this problem while preserving the great American sport of football.
The three have asked the Centers for Disease Control, the Secretary of Education, and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition to work together to study the most recent deaths as well as recommend precautionary measures moving into the future. If the bill is passed, the Centers for Disease Control will be required to suggest changes and recommendations with a year.
What are Some Current Suggestions?
Due to the wide variety of causes of fatalities, ranging from heat strokes to broken necks to traumatic brain injuries, it may be difficult to produce solutions that cover every aspect of the issues. However, many believe that this bill may be a step towards protecting the athletic youth of this generation and the ones to follow.
As of now, leagues, trainers, and coaches should obtain in-depth information on the following:
- The signs of serious and potentially fatal injuries
- The right time to contact emergency medical attention
- The appropriate amount of recovery time based on the athlete’s injuries
Was Your Child Seriously Injured in During a Game or Practice?
If your child has sustained serious injuries due to the negligence of a coach, trainer, or league that allowed your child to continuing playing despite serious injuries, it is important you contact our San Antonio personal injury lawyers right away. We can take the time to understand your child’s conditions and help you pursue financial compensation for any medical expenses, emotional distresses, or lost wages you may have acquired as a result of your child’s injuries.
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