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Family of Football Player Who Died of Head Injuries Sues Helmet Manufacturer

Justice scale on blue backgroundThe family of a 17-year-old Bogan High School football player, who died of a head injury, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helmet manufacturing company ‘Riddell’.

Andre Smith was playing against the Chicago Vocational at Stagg Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, on October 22, 2015, when he suffered blunt force head injuries. He was taken to hospital where he died the next morning.

The lawsuit alleges that the helmet manufacturer failed to warn Bogan that the Revolution Speed helmet did not work if the air bladders were inappropriately inflated.

The family further claims that the Chicago Board of Education should have ensured that the air bladders were inflated during the game.

UC Settles Ted Agu Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $4.75 Million

courtroomFollowing the death of Cal football player Ted Agu during a team drill, the University of California has settled the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family, for $4.75 million.

Agu, 21, died in winter 2014 after a supervised offseason workout outside Cal’s Memorial Stadium. After his death, his parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the university put him in such a strenuous workout even when the doctors and coaches knew about his sickle cell trait.

On April 14th, the University of California and Agu’s family reached a settlement, bringing months of negotiations to an end.