Concussion Reporting In Illinois High School Sports

As discussed on this site’s “Concussions” page, another concern with regard to accidents and injuries are concussions.  Concussions have received considerable attention lately with regard to their incidence in sports, particularly football.  However, as seen in the April 17 Wall Street Journal article titled “Short on Concussion Data, NCAA Sets Out to Get Some,” concussions – at least to NCAA athletes – can and do occur in various other sports ranging from baseball to wrestling.

One of the challenges in understanding the incidence of concussions to student athletes in Illinois is the reporting requirements – or lack thereof – that have existed in the past and present.

Recently, aired an investigative segment (with video) of September 8, 2015, titled “Head case:  Tracking student athlete concussions in Illinois.”  This segment discusses various aspects regarding the reporting of student athlete concussions in Illinois.

An excerpt from the article:

Illinois has the first state governing body for high school sports in the country to be facing a lawsuit over how concussions are handled. Even as that head case against the IHSA plays out in the courts, the I-Team has learned of a gaping hole in concussion prevention. No one in Illinois keeps track of how many cases there are or any of the details.

The article also discusses the personal experiences of a high school football player who experienced a concussion during a high school football game, and the long-term impacts this concussion has had on his health.

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

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