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NCAA Concussion Win in First Trial Verdict Will Stand

Jan. 11, 2021, 7:43 PM

The NCAA’s win in the first sports concussion case to go to verdict, brought by a man who alleges concussions he sustained playing college football caused his Lou Gehrig’s disease, was upheld by a Pennsylvania appeals court.

Plaintiff Matthew Onyshko was a student at California University of Pennsylvania and played college football there from 1999-2003.

After graduating, he began to experience severe headaches, numbness, twitching, muscle atrophy, fatigue, loss of mobility, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, weakness and other neurological symptoms.

Onyshko was diagnosed with a progressive brain and spinal cord injury with symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known also as ...

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