Lawsuit Investigation: Did the NCAA Put Female Lacrosse Players at Risk for Concussions?

Last Updated on September 13, 2023

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Female athletes who suffered a concussion playing lacrosse at an NCAA-governed college or university.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with are investigating whether the NCAA put female lacrosse players in harm’s way by not requiring them to wear protective helmets, which are mandatory in the men’s game. They believe a class action could be filed, but first need to hear from women who were injured playing the sport.
Would I Have to Sue My School?
No. Attorneys are interested in filing a class action lawsuit against the NCAA, not colleges and universities where the women play.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could force the NCAA to change its rules regarding the use of helmets in women’s lacrosse.