Monday, February 29, 2016

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: Longer Sit-Out Period Proposed for Head Injuries

Concussions and other serious head injuries often go hand in hand with some of the more aggressive contact sports like football and soccer. If a young athlete suffers from a concussion and does not allow enough time for the injury to heal fully, it could permanently jeopardize the athlete’s long-term health. The concern over concussions has grown in recent years as more and more athletes have suffered serious brain injuries as a result of repeated concussions. As a result, the New Mexico Senate approved a law, which is advancing to the House of Representatives, requiring a longer sit-out period for youth leagues and high school athletes. In a 35-4 vote, the New Mexico Senate voted to amend the state law, requiring that any player diagnosed with a concussion should sit out for 10 days, as opposed to the current law, which only requires seven days. Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, sponsored the measure after hearing about a high school football player in Rio Rancho who

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