Sports Concussion Litigation: Bringing or Defending Claims Against Professional, Collegiate or Youth Leagues
Viable Causes of Action, Damages Assessment, and Settlement Structures
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss the latest developments in sports concussion litigation and settlements. The panel will address the legal and medical issues attorneys must navigate when bringing or defending concussion lawsuits against professional, collegiate, high school or youth teams.
- Latest developments in sports concussion litigation
- Plaintiff theories
- Defense tactics
- Monetary damages
- Injunctive relief for medical monitoring
- Settlement structures
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What causes of action have been successfully asserted in sports concussion lawsuits?
- What are the key hurdles for counsel bringing or defending against litigation for sports concussion injuries?
- What are viable defenses to sports concussion claims?
- How are sports concussion damages calculated?
- How can settlements be structured to account for the unknown future impact of head injuries?
Timothy Liam Epstein, JD
Mr. Epstein serves as Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group, and brings to the firm a reputation as one of the top... | Read More
Mr. Epstein serves as Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group, and brings to the firm a reputation as one of the top lawyers in sports and entertainment in the country. His Sports Law practice focuses on the litigation needs of players, coaches, teams and schools, and serves as Chair of the firm's Sports Law Practice Group. Mr. Epstein’s practice is all-encompassing, but is litigation-based at its core. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and currently teaches courses in Sports and Entertainment Law.Close
Phillip M. Krause, CSSC, CLMP
Managing Director of Strategic Planning
Mr. Krause serves as the Managing Director of Strategic Planning for Ringler Associates, the largest and oldest... | Read More
Mr. Krause serves as the Managing Director of Strategic Planning for Ringler Associates, the largest and oldest settlement consulting firm the in U.S. As a settlement consultant, he has worked on a variety of cases including the NFL concussion settlement, aviation losses, medical malpractice, product liability, employment and contract disputes, class action and mass torts. Mr. Krause manages the firm’s key strategic partner relationships and assists all firm consultants nationwide with complex cases, which often require more comprehensive planning. A subject matter expert in the financial services industry, he currently serves as a Council Member to the Gerson Lehrman Group and a FINRA Arbitrator.Close
Jason E. Luckasevic
Goldberg Persky & White
Mr. Luckasevic manages the firm's personal injury department and litigates automobile accidents, slip and fall,... | Read More
Mr. Luckasevic manages the firm's personal injury department and litigates automobile accidents, slip and fall, personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. He brought concussions in sports to international attention when he originated and filed the first two lawsuits against the NFL on behalf of more than 120 retired players for their chronic traumatic encephalopathy brain injuries. Mr. Luckasevic is the most sought after lawyer and expert consultant on sports brain injuries from the U.S. to Australia.Close
Shawn D. Stuckey
All Sports Law
Mr. Stuckey is a retired NFL football player, an experienced complex litigation and workers’ compensation... | Read More
Mr. Stuckey is a retired NFL football player, an experienced complex litigation and workers’ compensation attorney, and a former NFL agent. He has worked on some of the most complex antitrust, sports law, and insurance coverage cases in the country including inter alia, representing retired NFL players against the NFL in the 2011 NFL Lockout, representing current and former NCAA football and basketball players in O’Bannon v. NCAA, coverage and subrogation claims arising from the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, representing retired NHL players.Close