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Judge enforces $300K agreement, concussion lawsuit

BOZEMAN — A District Court judge in Bozeman has enforced a $300,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by a former Three Forks High School football player over a series of concussions suffered in practice in 2009.

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Boy on bike suffers concussion, abrasions after being hit by a car Tuesday

Boy on bike suffers concussion, abrasions after being hit by a car Tuesday

The Billings Police Department is no longer investigating a crash Tuesday that sent a 9-year-old boy who was riding his bike to St. Vincent Healthcare.

March 19, 2014 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Officials: Wyoming concussion policy working well

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — New protocols for dealing with concussions suffered by student-athletes in junior high and high school sports appear to be working well, but more can be done, such as educating classroom teachers about brain injuries, officials say.

January 14, 2014 4:24 pmLoading…
New attention to concussions to be formalized in SD2 board policy

New attention to concussions to be formalized in SD2 board policy

New this school year, students participating in School District 2 athletics and their parents will be required to sign a form acknowledging they understand the health risks associated with concussions. 

August 14, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

New technology aids concussion recovery at Missoula physical therapy clinic

Jennifer Feenstra recalled a time not long ago when 10 percent of concussions were diagnosed.

June 08, 2013 5:59 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Uniform policy will help protect athletes’ brains

Next season, all Montana school districts must take steps to protect student athletes from traumatic brain injury.

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Bullock signs bipartisan concussion bill to protect student-athletes

Bullock signs bipartisan concussion bill to protect student-athletes

HELENA — Sen. Anders Blewett’s bill to protect student-athletes from brain injuries was signed by the governor Monday.

April 23, 2013 7:15 am Related Loading…
Anti-concussion bill en route to governor for signature

Anti-concussion bill en route to governor for signature

GREAT FALLS — A bill that would require student-athletes to be removed from play after they show signs of having a concussion is on its way to Gov. Steve Bullock's desk.

April 12, 2013 9:30 am Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Student safety: Stop playing with concussions

Imagine being a 17-year-old high school football quarterback, a 14-year-old softball pitcher or a 12-year-old soccer goalie. If these young athletes got hit in the head during a game, but could still run, catch and kick, would they ask the coach to take them out? Would hard-training student-…

February 12, 2013 12:30 amLoading…
Montana schools may face more concussion rules

Montana schools may face more concussion rules

HELENA — School coaches could face more stringent rules when dealing with student athletes who suffer concussions under a new bill that is advancing in the Montana Legislature.

February 08, 2013 3:34 pm Related Loading…
Bill to address youth concussions draws big support

Bill to address youth concussions draws big support

HELENA — Numerous Montanans — including parents, doctors, nurses, lawyers, athletic trainers and school officials — supported a bill Friday to require youth athletes with signs of concussions to be sidelined and not participate in sports again until they receive medical clearance.

February 01, 2013 6:57 pm Related Loading…

Protecting athletes from head injuries

The dangers of head injuries erupted into the news in early January, after the National Institutes of Health revealed that Junior Seau, one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, had degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide in May. Tissue samples from the former Chargers lin…

January 30, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Montana has 2nd highest rate of injury deaths in nation

Montana had the second-highest rate of injury-related deaths in the nation, with 86.5 per 100,000 people, according to a report released Tuesday.

May 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Parents sue Three Forks school over concussions

BOZEMAN — A former Three Forks High School football player and his parents have filed a lawsuit against the school district claiming he suffered a life-altering brain injury after sustaining two concussions in practice over a period of six days in August 2009.

April 17, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…
Increase in childhood concussions could be result of better reporting, education

Increase in childhood concussions could be result of better reporting, education

A Billings Bulls forward has been sidelined for at least three weeks nursing a concussion, the second in two years.

October 22, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Wyoming schools work to meet new concussion law

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The state Education Department is making sure that Wyoming school districts are meeting a new state law that requires them to have policies on how to handle prep athletes who suffer concussions.

September 09, 2011 1:58 pmLoading…

Doctor advocates education on student head injuries

CASPER, Wyo. — The public needs to recognize the importance of preventing repeated head injuries to student athletes, a Casper neurosurgeon said Wednesday.

July 20, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Concussion testing for young athletes recommended

BUTTE — Butte school officials should require that high school athletes go through preseason neurological testing as part of a plan to protect players from additional injury following a concussion, a committee of school administrators and doctors recommended.

March 05, 2011 3:51 pmLoading…

Legislature considers sports concussion compromise

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state House and Senate are expected to vote on a compromise bill dealing with prep athletes who suffer concussions.

March 03, 2011 10:46 amLoading…

Wyoming house alters student concussion bill

CHEYENNE — The state House has drastically changed a bill dealing with prep athletes who suffer concussions.

February 25, 2011 10:32 pmLoading…

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