21 Oct Avoiding Costly Lawsuits
These changes in legislation are likely the result of the increase in youth brain injuries over the past several years, as well as some very costly lawsuits surrounding concussions in particular. In a case from Missouri, dating back to 2005: “Failure by high school administrators and football coaches to pull an injured player off the field resulted in permanent brain injury for a 14 year old freshman and ultimately a $3M settlement after suit was filed.” Read the full article here.
Attention: athletic directors and coaches…don’t let this happen to you!
While the laws vary slightly from state-to-state, the fact remains that liability for sports-related student injuries ultimately rests with any school and their staff. Magnus Health can not only help with the collection and review of the required forms, but can also reduce your school’s risk surrounding this liability and numerous other areas in which your school might be vulnerable.
If you’d like to learn more about how Magnus Health’s student medical record (SMR) can assist with your school’s compliance to these state laws and other regulations, sign up for a brief product demonstration here.