Navigation Links
New York’s Attorney General Tells Consumers Not to Fall for Football Helmet Manufacturers’ Claims of Reducing the Risk of Concussion; Parker Waichman LLP Responds
Date:9/6/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) September 06, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, which evaluates personal injury lawsuits on an ongoing basis, takes note of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s recent comments about football helmet safety and the dangers of concussion as they relate to children who engage in the sport. Noting that a key concern of his office is “[e]nsuring that manufacturers don’t mislead the public and endanger young New Yorkers,” he said in the statement: “Remember that no helmet can prevent a concussion. Claims or representations that a particular helmet is anti-concussive or concussion-proof can be misleading and even dangerous. Reliance on promotional claims about this technology may give players and parents a false sense of security, which could lead a player to taking more risks.”

Currently no helmet safety standards are concussion-specific, according to the attorney general. Football helmet performance standards are voluntary and were created by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). These standards were designed to prevent skull fractures and do not address the risk of concussion, according to the statement.

Some manufacturers are promoting after-market “add-ons” to helmets that are claimed to reduce the chances of a player getting a concussion, the attorney general states. Such tertiary items include liners, padding, bumpers, pads and other enhancements. However, as the attorney general also noted, earlier this year, on August 7, 2013, NOCSAE issued a statement to remind leagues, coaches and parents that “regardless of the truth of such claims, devices that attach to the outside of the helmet change the model, by definition, and may void NOCSAE certification.”

“We applaud the attorney general’s efforts to focus the spotlight on football helmet safety for children,” said Parker Waichman LLP. “If a company is on the market using advertising or promotional activity to tout claims regarding football helmets with ‘anti-concussive’ or ‘concussion-proof’ properties, we would certainly want to be the first to know about them, as such claims would be ‘misleading and even dangerous,’ to use the attorney general’s words, which we agree with.”

The attorney general also provided in his press release this handy list of important things to know about concussions:

  • Players, parents and coaches must be trained to see the symptoms and risks of concussion.
  • It is extremely important to recognize the signs of concussion and remove the player immediately from the game.
  • New York State law requires that players be removed from play until they are asymptomatic for a minimum of 24 hours and have written approval from their physician to return to play.
  • The number of concussions can be significantly reduced with modifications to practice format – such as learning to avoid head-on “collisions” on the field of play.
  • Reducing the number of hits is instrumental to reducing the risk of concussion because of the cumulative risk from repeated hits. Limit the amount of contact in practice and forbid drills that involve full-speed, head-on blocking and tackling that begins with players lined up more than three yards apart.
  • Players need to be trained to focus on techniques that minimize head-to-head hits. Coaches and referees must strictly enforce penalties against such behavior.

If you purchased a football helmet, bicycle helmet, motorcycle helmet or another type of helmet based on claims that it would lessen your risk of getting a concussion, you may have valuable legal rights. Parker Waichman LLP urges you to contact the firm by visiting our helmet safety/concussion page. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

Contact:
Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
1-(800) LAW-INFO
1-(800) 529-4636
http://www.yourlawyer.com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/helmet_safety_concussion/09/prweb11099955.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. They’re Back! New York’s Heat Wave Brings Out An Unwanted Problem – Bed Bugs
2. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recipients Call Them For The Names Of The Best Attorneys Out Of Fear The Recipients Will Get Nothing
3. US Drug Watchdog Launches Now Calls Transvaginal Mesh A Disaster For 100,000's of US Women Recipients And Offers The Names and Contacts Of The Best Women Attorneys
4. Alex Galindo, Attorney and Partner at Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, Court Wins Against the County of Riverside's Motion to Dismiss Medical Malpractice Case
5. US Drug Watchdog Now Offers To Help All Recipients Of A DePuy Pinnacle Or Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Get To The Best Attorneys Regardless If Their Device Has Failed
6. The Mesothelioma Victims Center's Unsurpassed Mesothelioma Victim's Initiative Now Includes Naming The Best Mesothelioma Attorneys Or Mesothelioma Law Firms In The US
7. National Actos Attorneys File Lawsuit on Behalf of Louisiana Woman who Developed Bladder Cancer Allegedly Due to The Diabetes Drug Actos
8. US Drug Watchdog Dramatically Increases Their Efforts To Get All Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recipients Identified To The Best Possible Attorneys Before Time Runs Out
9. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers A US Navy Veteran Individual Or Family Dealing With Mesothelioma The Names Of The Best Mesothelioma Attorneys--Quality Matters
10. US Drug Watchdog Now Offers To Help Women Who Used TheOsteoporosis Drug Called Fosamax And Then Had A Unexplainable Femur Fracture Get To The Best Attorneys Or Law Firms
11. The US Drug Watchdog Now Offers Women Who Had A Heart Attack Or Stroke After Using The Birth Control Pills Yaz Yasmin Birth Control Pills Get To The Best Attorneys
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film ... Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at ... on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding ... of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. ... James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether ... latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, ... their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son ... lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t ... would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today ... its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest ... possible value to their clients by offering a ... preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform ... MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ... clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as ... or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the ... fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can aid ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , ... ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , ... Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: