NCAA Settles First Concussion Lawsuit on Trial’s Third Day

calendar iconFebruary 17, 2020

The first concussion-related lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) that was viewed as a gateway to several other cases being filed was unexpectedly settled at the trial’s third day. Deb Hardin-Ploetz alleged that the NCAA was responsible for the death of her husband Greg, who had suffered from dementia and other health issues related to his college football career. Hardin-Ploetz sought $1 million for negligence and wrongful death, and she believed that the NCAA was aware of the dangers of concussions and failed to warn Greg.

More on this settlement is available on the Inside Higher Ed website.