Ohio Governer John Kasich has recently agreed to sign a new law that is designed to protect young athletes against head trauma.
The new law will require players to sit out games and practice if they show any signs of a concussion or head injury. The players are then not allowed back in the game or in practice until they are given clearance by a doctor.
Many parents and coaches are in favor of the new law. One former high school football coaches expressed that coaches, even if they have had some medical training, do not really know how to handle these situations properly. He believes the change will help coaches make the right decision.
The new law makes coaches and referees responsible for removing players with concussion symptoms. They are also required to complete an online education course every three years. The new law also requires that parents review and sign information sheets about brain injuries.
If you have questions about liability related to your child’s brain injury/concussion, you need to contact an Ohio traumatic brain injury lawyer to schedule a free legal consultation today!
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