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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Feenstra recalled a time not long ago when 10 percent of concussions were diagnosed.
Next season, all Montana school districts must take steps to protect student athletes from traumatic brain injury.
HELENA — Sen. Anders Blewett’s bill to protect student-athletes from brain injuries was signed by the governor Monday.
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.
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-…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
A Billings Bulls forward has been sidelined for at least three weeks nursing a concussion, the second in two years.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — The public needs to recognize the importance of preventing repeated head injuries to student athletes, a Casper neurosurgeon said Wednesday.
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.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state House and Senate are expected to vote on a compromise bill dealing with prep athletes who suffer concussions.
CHEYENNE — The state House has drastically changed a bill dealing with prep athletes who suffer concussions.