In the most recent Sports Litigation Alert, Janet Lewis, Director of Sports & Athlete Relations, addresses the need for training and planning to prevent heat related injuries in high school and youth sports. The conclusion: Prevent civil and criminal liability by exercising reasonable care for safety under hot and humid conditions. Instruct athletes on safe procedures and warm them of the risks and dangers so that they, too, can recognize signs of heat injury. By providing medical assistance and creating and following an EAP, the liability for those involved can be greatly reduced, along with the injuries themselves.
Sports Litigation Alert September 4, 2015