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.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.