The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation: Email

866-918-5886

Home of the Million Dollar Verdicts
Offices Menu
Get Your FREE Case Review Talk to a lawyer for free with no obligation. Let’s talk.

FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, Call the Lawyers Other Lawyers CallTM

High school hockey player suffers serious injury

A 16-year-old high school hockey player suffered a serious injury during a weekend game. He received two fractured vertebrae, the type of injury that often results in more permanent spinal cord injuries. In this instance, fortunately, doctors say that the young player is expected to make a full recovery.

In his family, hockey is a treasured sport. In addition to him playing for his high school team, his older brother played for the college team at Miami University in Ohio, and even served as team captain. The injured young player had to undergo back surgery. After it was finished, the doctors declared the operation successful and believe that after he is recovered, he should be fully able to use every part of his body from his head to his toes.

Spinal cord injuries often result from participation in contact sports such as hockey and football. In some instances, schools and teams have been sued for failing to take adequate measures to protect players, such as providing needed equipment like helmets to prohibiting dangerous aspects of play. Players who intentionally violate the rules and cause injuries could also be targeted for lawsuits.

In this case, a player from the opposing team was called for boarding during the game and was thrown out of play. USA Hockey had recently announced enhanced penalties for some rule violations, including boarding. The actions were taken after a study in Canada earlier in the year found that there has been an increase in spinal cord and brain injuries among hockey players during the previous decade and a half.


Source: 
Chicago Tribune, "Hockey association looking into injury suffered by high school player" John Keilman, Oct. 24, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email Us Your Case Information For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

MAIN OFFICE

The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-224-8166
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Fax: 614-849-0475
Email Us | Columbus Law Office Map

Branch Offices

Dayton Office
Local: 937-224-3030
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Cincinnati Office
Local: 513-721-9400
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Delaware Office
Local: 740-363-4969
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Covington Office
Local: 859-261-0572
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Mobile Office

Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Learn More

Donahey Law Firm Logo
Logo: Facebook Logo: LinkedIn Logo: Twitter Logo: YouTube Logo: Google+