Sports-Related Concussion Lawsuits: Litigating in the Tidal Wave of Individual and Class Claims
Navigating Claims Against Professional Teams, Colleges, Sports Leagues and Conferences, High Schools, and Youth Organizations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will address class and individual litigation strategies being used in sports-related concussion lawsuits against professional teams, colleges, sports leagues and conferences, high schools and youth organizations, and equipment manufacturers seeking significant compensation for players who sustained brain injuries while playing sports.
- Status of current sports concussion-related litigation
- Plaintiff theories
- Defense tactics
- Monetary damages
- Injunctive relief for medical monitoring
- Settlement structures
- Class certification
- Class settlements
- Medical monitoring programs
- Claims for personal injury
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What causes of action are successfully asserted in sport-related concussion lawsuits?
- What are the key hurdles for counsel pursuing or defending against class actions for sports concussion injuries?
- What are viable defenses to sports-related concussion claims and related class action lawsuits?
- How are sports concussion damages calculated?
- How can settlements be structured to account for the unknown future impact of head injuries?
Mark S. Granger
Granger Legal Consulting
Mr. Granger has been a leader and a routinely sought resource for manufacturers since 1976. He advises clients on... | Read More
Mr. Granger has been a leader and a routinely sought resource for manufacturers since 1976. He advises clients on product design and liability, risk evaluation, regulatory compliance, product recalls and warnings and instructions. Mr. Granger has been involved in defending litigation and advising clients in the areas of product liability, toxic tort and environmental defense for almost 40 years. After retiring as a senior Partner at Morrison Mahoney in Boston, he founded Granger Legal Consulting. He serves in an advisory and counsel capacity with respect to start ups, manufacturers, retailers and a number of sports and industry groups, including as counsel to The Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC) and Chairman of the Legal Task Force of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. Grangers clients range from small startups to Fortune 100 Companies across North America and internationally. He also serves as the Ice Hockey Chairman for ASTM and is actively involved in the FO8 Sports Equipment, Surfaces and Facilities Committee.Close
Mr. Wolensky focuses his practice on the defense of manufacturers and retailers in consumer class actions, product... | Read More
Mr. Wolensky focuses his practice on the defense of manufacturers and retailers in consumer class actions, product liability and commercial litigation, and regulatory matters particularly in the automobile, motorcycle, consumer goods, football sporting goods and fitness equipment, and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Wolensky has worked with many of the top researchers and consultants on head and spinal issues, and has extensive experience with concussion related litigation. His specific experience includes successfully defending complex cases involving traumatic brain injuries including, subarachnoid hemorrhages, subdural hematomas, diffuse axonal injuries, carotid artery, and vertebral dissections.Close
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