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Concussion in Professional Team Sports: Time for a Harmonised Approach?

Authors: Veuthey, Alexandra

  • Chronological order makes the concepts of medicine, policy and law easily accessible to the reader
  • Analyses the interface between law and sport, based on case studies
  • Offers a medico-regulatory perspective of concussion in sport, and proposes a series of innovative reforms
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About this book

The risk of athletes sustaining concussion while participating in professional team sports raises two serious concerns both nationally and internationally. 

First, concussion in sport carries a public health risk, given that athletes (in certain sports) are regularly exposed to the risk of sustaining concussion, which can have significant long-term medical complications, with some of the worst cases resulting in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). This degenerative brain disease, first discovered in boxing, is now believed to affect a broader population of athletes in numerous sports disciplines.

Secondly, sports governing bodies, particularly those convening sports where concussion is prevalent (and possibly reasonably avoidable), are now exposed to the risk of financial and reputational damage as a consequence of legal proceedings being filed against them by injured athletes. A good example of this, among many other recent examples, is the case of the United States of America’s National Football League (NFL), the governing body for American football, which, in 2015, committed to pay US$ 1 billion to settle the class action filed by its former professional players.

This book examines how to most efficiently reduce these public health and legal risks, and proposes a harmonised solution across sports and legal systems. 

About the authors

Alexandra Veuthey is a Swiss attorney, with postgraduate qualifications in common law. She has several years of experience in law firms and research institutes, specialising in sports law. 

As an attorney, she has provided legal advice to various international sports federations and athletes based in Switzerland and abroad. 

The author of numerous published works, she has spoken at international conferences (Australia, France, New Zealand, Switzerland). She has taught within the CIES/FIFA International University Network (Senegal), the CIES/FIFA Master (Switzerland), the International Institute of Human Rights (France), the Melbourne Law Masters as well as the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Programs of Continuing Legal Education (Australia).

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eBook 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concussion in Professional Team Sports: Time for a Harmonised Approach?
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1979-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1979-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1978-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 320
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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