Minnesota bill on education about brain injuries supported in House

A bill in Minnesota that deals with brain injuries is currently gaining support in the state’s legislation committees. The bill would require that young athletes and their coaches receive education about brain injuries.

In addition to requiring education on brain injuries, the bill would also establish tougher standards for allowing an athlete to return to a sport after they have suffered a concussion. The bill requires that an athlete be given written permission by a doctor before participating in practices or games.

Supporters of the bill are hoping that it will decrease the number of traumatic brain injuries that occur in school sports.

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury while playing sports, please contact the Minnesota traumatic brain injury lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.