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Upcoming NFL Concussion Litigation Webinar

L.J. SmithAn NFL Concussion Litigation webinar will be hosted on January 8 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 2013 with the following distinguished participants on the panel:

  • Paul D. Anderson, Esq., NFL Concussion Litigation Blog, Kansas City, MO
  • Andrew M. Blecher, MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Medical Director, Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Van Nuys, CA
  • Timothy Liam Epstein, Esq., SmithAdmundsen LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Dustin Fink, MS, ATC, The Concussion Blog, Shelbyville, IL
  • David D. Langfitt, Esq., Locks Law Firm, Philadelphia, PA
  • Charlie Mullin, Ph.D., Bates White LLC, Washington, D.C.
  • Scott Thomas Peters, Former NFL (National Football League) Player, 7 Year Career, Phoenix, AZ

Topics to be covered include:

  • The Latest Scientific Research on Concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Concussion studies: a history of what is known about football and the dangers of head injuries
  • What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)?
  • Overview of past and recent research findings
  • Will CTE become a marker for a signature disease associated with sports-related concussions?
  • Update on upcoming studies
  • Overview of the player suits against the NFL and equipment manufacturers: current allegations and defenses
  • The history and timeline of NFL-sponsored studies and concussion rules instituted by the league
  • How does the science fit into the current litigation strategies?
  • The legal and economic impact of concussion litigation for players, sports leagues and uniform equipment manufacturers
  • Reading the right coverage: Will concussion litigation become a headache for the insurance industry? Duty to defend, trigger, occurrences and other coverage issues

The cost to “attend” the webinar is $129.  Lawyers can obtain 1.5-2.0 CLE credits, depending on state requirements.  Click here to register.