Failure Of San Diego, CA School To Recognize Concussion Symptoms In High School Football Player Results In $7.1 Million Settlement.

With the rise in medical knowledge concerning the dangers of concussions, it seems likely that negligence suits regarding football related injuries will be on the rise. Particularly in lower level sports, coaches and medical staff owe a particular duty of care to their players who have suffered concussions, which includes being vigilant in identifying when a concussion has taken place. Because a failure to do so can result in severe complications that may accompany someone for the rest of their lives, potential damages in such suits may be significant. In such situations, it is wise to promptly call an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

Such negligence and resulting complications are exemplified by Rashaun Council, who finished a high school football game despite exhibiting concussion like symptoms throughout the game. At the contest’s conclusion, Council was throwing up in the locker room, yet his coaches still failed to give him proper medical treatment. As a result, he had to be placed in a medically induced coma. Although he will soon be graduating from high school, the complications resulting from his lack of treatment are such that it is likely he will never be able to drive, live alone, or pursue a desired career.

The proceedings of the suit filed against the San Diego County school district revealed that none of the coaches completed a state-mandated concussion protocol for their players, according to attorney Brian Gonzalez, who litigated the case on behalf of Council. Gonzalez hopes that the $7.1 million settlement secured on behalf of his client will serve as a reminder to those who value athletics over the care of the players.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to significant monetary damages. To discuss your potential negligence claim, act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Contact us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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