Sports Organizations…Take Notice, New Bill Passes giving Clarity on the law passed last year regarding Head Injury/Concussion. In short, “When in Doubt, The Athlete Should Sit it Out” – the organization is liable.
We aren’t picking on Football, this is just a very clear example of what Second Impact Syndrome is, and just how much damage is being done from multiple head impacts. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is the damage happening to the brain in athletes where head impact is a constant.
An interesting bit of news reported by CNN > good read regarding Student/Athlete concussions. Congress considers standards on head safety Published : Thursday, 23 Sep 2010, 8:05 PM EDT (CNN) – Concussions for student-athletes not only cause headaches and impair concentration and everyday function, they can be deadly, experts testified in a congressional hearing Thursday.