Negligence Case Summary

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This court case is based off the legal concept of Negligence. Negligence is defined as “A failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. The behavior usually consists of actions, but can also consist of omissions when there is some duty to act” (Negligence). Negligence is at the heart of every trail especially when dealing with sports related trials.
Article #1 Over the past few years there has been much debate on concussions in sports. However, the main focus has been on the NFL. Several former players have attempted to sue due to head injuries suffered during their playing career. These players say the NFL never made them aware of the dangers that occurred during their playing careers. There were never seminars or information released to the players stating concussion could cause long-term damage and possible even death. The case with the NFL is based on negligence and risk management on behalf of the NFL. Final rulings in the case favored the plaintiff (players) and said the NFL must pay each player at least 5 million dollars (Almasay, 2015). From the NFL lawsuit a WWE lawsuit emerged. Much like the lawsuit the NFL faced the WWE was being sued for …show more content…

I, myself, have suffered two concussions in my playing career and during both I reported back to practice within two days. I have had no side effects or did it affect my play. However, I would not expect the same out of my players. My feeling on this topic is not the norm. I believe we should take concussions seriously but I also feel we are putting two much stress on just football with concussions. In my past five years at my high school, our football players have suffered two concussions. The soccer team at my school has suffered six concussions. Therefore, I think it is only fair we focus on all sports and not just

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