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Posted on: Jul 29, 2014

High school athletes aren't the only ones getting attention from the legal world when it comes to head injuries. At the college level, the NCAA has recently reached a settlement over a class-action head injury lawsuit.

As a result of this settlement, the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test college athletes - even those who have retired from the sport - for brain injuries. These results can then be used by the players to potentially sue for damages.

The settlement also stipulates new policies that college teams must abide by, such as the single return-to-play policy that explains how teams must treat players who receive blows to the head. This settlement applies to both men's and women's college athletic teams.

Read more about the case here.

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