STP1305: American Football in the Courtroom—Legal Liability Associated with the Game

    Davis, PM
    Partner, Davis and White, Boston, MA

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1997


    Abstract

    This paper reviews the development of the game of football, and its accompanying risk of injury and the various rule changes over time brought about to reduce injuries. The development of litigation related to football injuries is detailed including the potential liability of all associated with the game.

    Keywords:

    Neck injury, NOCSAE, rules, helmet, game film, catastrophic injury, cervical spine, paralysis, spearing, coach, lawsuit, litigation


    Paper ID: STP11786S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F08.51

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11786S


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