Kenneth J. Allen & Associates - Injury Attorneys
Illinois and Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers and Attorneys Trial and Civil Litigation Law Firm.
Passion. Commitment. Excellence.
Those three words best describe the driving forces behind Kenneth J. Allen & Associates. Our firm is devoted exclusively to the practice of Accident and Injury Law, and exclusively to the people - not corporations - seriously hurt or killed in incidents as varied as on-the-job accidents, semi-truck crashes, injuries from a defective product, or loss of life because of a doctor's medical malpractice.
As the only multi-state law firm in Valparaiso Indiana, Merrillville Indiana, Indianapolis Indiana, Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland, Joliet Illinois, Tinley Park Illinois, Chicago Illinois accepting serious injury and wrongful death cases, exclusively, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates is experienced and knowledgeable in the details and procedures that can make or break a case.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS WILL PLAY EVEN AFTER HEAD INJURY AND CONCUSSION, NEW STUDY FINDS: NEED TO PROTECT KIDS FROM FOOTBALL INJURIES AND THEMSELVES
A new study was released this week at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Washington, D.C., entitled “I Can’t Miss the Big Game: High School (HS) Football Players’ Knowledge and Attitudes about Concussions.“ (Abstract available online here.)
It’s an important piece of research because it reveals the dedication of high school football players to their team, their school, and their sport — and it shows the need for coaches, staff, and others supervising high school sports to understand that there is a great need to protect these young players from traumatic brain injuries sustained while playing or practicing high school football.
Bottom line, the news here is that kids will keep playing football despite a real danger of serious head injury – and therefore, the duty on others to protect these players from themselves is greater than may have been previously understood.
From the news release accompanying the report this week:
“These attitudes could leave young athletes vulnerable to injury from sports-related concussions,” said study co-author Brit Anderson, MD, pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
“Despite their knowledge, many athletes in our sample reported that they would not tell their coach about symptoms and would continue to play,” Dr. Anderson said. “A small percentage even responded that athletes have a responsibility to play in important games with a concussion.”
Schoolteachers, team coaches, school staff: all those connected with high school football, both private and public, have a duty to protect those students during practice and while playing games on the football field. This report underscores the legal duty that these adults have to protect these children from injury — with this new research, something that many parents know about teenagers comes clear: the teenager may be in need of protection – not just from externalities but from themselves, too.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a northern Indiana man and his wife $3.7 million for a brain injury the man suffered when he fell from a ladder at a shopping mall.
The jury in South Bend ruled in favor of the Porter County couple and against mall owner Simon Property Management and its maintenance company, Varsity Contractors.
Forty-six-year-old Richard Proctor and 42-year-old Sonia Proctor sued after Richard Proctor fell from a ladder at University Park Mall in Mishawaka in January 2007.
Proctor suffered a skull fracture, brain trauma and other injuries when he fell 19 feet from a roof hatch ladder while servicing heating/air conditioning equipment on the mall's roof.
Attorney Kenneth J. Allen says the ladder had failed to meet safety codes.