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

    Published: Jan 1997

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    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.


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

    Author Information:

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

    Committee/Subcommittee: F08.51

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11786S

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