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we haven’t had a youth sports lawsuit in a while…still not sure about this one

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1 Response to “we haven’t had a youth sports lawsuit in a while…still not sure about this one”


  1. August 26, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    A Los Angeles attorney has filed suit against football-helmet manufacturer Riddell on behalf of an 18-year-old Pomona athlete who suffered permanent brain damage last season.

    Playing defensive tackle for Garey High School in an October game against Montclair High, Edward Acuna took a hit to the front of his helmet in the fourth quarter and quickly lost consciousness. He suffered a left subdural hematoma and was left partially paralyzed.

    His attorney, Ilyas Akbari, claims there is a defect with the padding in the front of the helmet.

    “Our information is that Riddell Sports has known about this particular defect in their helmets for at least a decade,” Akbari said. “It is a parent’s worst nightmare to see their child suffer a catastrophic injury while playing the sport they love, especially when that injury could have been avoided by a known and simple fix.”

    Riddell officials were not immediately available for comment.

    The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.


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