Joseph M. Hanna, Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group and editor of the firm’s Sports Law Insider blog, was interviewed by Property Casualty 360 for an article examining the impact of concussion-related brain injuries on insurance.
As awareness of how dangerous concussions can be if not treated appropriately increases, the article notes, liability issues will rise as plaintiffs may seek opportunities to hold additional individuals, entities, or corporations responsible for injuries.
“This isn’t going to go away quickly,” Joe told Property Casualty 360. “Let’s face it; these [NFL players] are getting [a monetary settlement]. If that is seen, I’d be shocked if you don’t see more lawsuits in college and elsewhere. This is in its infancy.”