NFL Concussion Litigation – The Science of Sport

18 Dec

That is the title given to the upcoming webinar/teleconference sponsored by Perrin Conferences.  These events are mainly geared toward attorneys/lawyers and offer continuing education credits (CLE) for attending.  Below is the press release;

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Experts in NFL Concussion Suits join together to tackle industry trends, litigation challenges, and the science in sports injuries on Jan. 8.

Berwyn, PA – Perrin Conferences‘ teleconference series presents “NFL Concussion Litigation – The Science of Sport,”  a program bringing together leading attorneys, doctors and other experts to discuss the issues dominating the headlines of the concussion cases against the NFL, NCAA and equipment manufacturers.  The teleconference will be hosted on Jan. 8 at 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. EST.

The program provides an overview of the current allegations and defenses in NFL concussion litigation, an update on the latest scientific studies, and tackles other issues including:

  • The potential legal and economic impact of concussion litigation for players, sports leagues and uniform equipment manufacturers
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy – what is it and how does the science fit into the current litigation strategies?
  • The history of the dangers of head injuries and the timeline of NFL-sponsored studies/concussion rules
  • Medical monitoring and other potential damages
  • Duty to defend, trigger, occurrence and other insurance issues

Speakers include former 7-year NFL player, Scott Thomas Peters and Dr. Andrew Blecher, Medical Director for the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, CA. who will lead a faculty including attorney David Langfitt of the Locks Law Firm in Philadelphia and defense attorney Timothy Liam Epstein, Chair of the Sports Law Practice Group of SmithAmundsen, LLC in Chicago.  In addition, Charles Mullin, Ph.D. of Bates White LLC in Washington, D.C., will provide an update on current insurance litigation and discuss potential emerging coverage issues.  Paul Anderson, Esq., of the NFL Concussion Litigation Blog and Dustin Fink, MS, ATC, of The Concussion Blog in Shelbyville, IL moderate this sports litigation conference.

For more information about the event and to register, visit www.perrinconferences.com.

Perrin Conferences sets the precedent in legal conferences.  The conference company hosts insurance and law conferences, with CLE-accreditation, and delivers a balanced plaintiff and defense perspective, working with renowned in-house counsel, plaintiff and defense attorneys, and other insurance and litigation experts.  Perrin Conferences delivers outstanding agendas and meaningful business networking opportunities.   For more information, please visit www.PerrinConferences.com or contact Lynnsey Perrin Hee at 610-804-6165.

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One Response to “NFL Concussion Litigation – The Science of Sport”

  1. Chris Riffe February 6, 2013 at 10:21 #

    Not sure if I am doing this right but I have a question….

    If a 13 year old has had a concussion palying football. what equipment/band/dome would you recommend? or not recommend?

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