Nov 29, 2014 1:49 PM

APNewsBreak: High school head injury lawsuit filed

The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) A former high school quarterback is suing the Illinois High School Association for allegedly not doing enough to protect football players.

Attorney Joseph Siprut filed the class-action lawsuit on behalf of Daniel Bukal in Cook County Circuit Cook Saturday, the day Illinois wraps up its state high school football championship games.

Siprut says it's among the first times such a lawsuit has targeted a governing body responsible for overseeing prep sports in a state. The lawsuit calls on the Bloomington-based IHSA to tighten its head-injury protocols. It doesn't seek damages.

Bukal suffered multiple concussions playing for Notre Dame College Prep in Niles from 1999 to 2003. It says he still suffers frequent migraines and has experienced memory loss.

An IHSA spokesman had no immediate comment.


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