Last year, the NFL agreed to settle a concussion lawsuit filed by former players for $914 million. As concussion-related lawsuits continue to be filed against professional sports teams, equivalent claims and litigation will soon be seen in a variety of youth sports and non-professional organized sports leagues, according to partner Robin Dusek, a member of Freeborn & Peters Insurance/Reinsurance Industry Team.

A study released last year by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that focused on young athletes five to 21 years old, found that concussions rates were higher among high school athletes than college athletes in certain sports, including football, men’s lacrosse, soccer and baseball.

via The Rising Score of Youth Sports Head Injury Claims.