"La Salle University will pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit over a severe brain injury a former football player suffered in a 2005 game.
Lawyers for Preston Plevretes (plev-REE'-tees) of Marlboro, N.J., say the brain injury occurred when Plevretes returned to play a month after he had suffered a concussion in practice.
They fault La Salle for failing to properly handle his complaints of headaches. La Salle settled the suit without admitting wrongdoing.
The 23-year-old Plevretes has limited speech, can walk only short distances and has short-term memory loss.
Unfortunately, brain injuries received as the result of participating in sports are becoming too prevalent of an occurrance. However, brain injuries are often the result of medical negligence during a child's delivery, a truck or auto accident, or general medical malpractice. If you or a loved one have received a brain injury due to the negligence of another, please contact the experienced brain injury attorneys of Gray and White Law.