Football…..is One of the most popular sports in America…..AND It’s also the leading cause of sports-related injuries.
During the 2005-06 season, Middle & High school football players sustained more than half a million injuries nationally.
And 13 year old Zackery Lystedt was one of them….
But Zack’s Tragedy has inspired the BIGGEST Positive change in the Way Football is now played in America!
With Washington’s Governor Chris Gregoire signing into law the new “Zackery Lystedt Law”
And now Zack’s courageous Story and his continuing struggle to recover…is receiving widespread recognition & Admiration across America …..And even in the NFL…
According to the Center for Disease Control, …..Among high school sports, football is responsible for the most injuries per player.
More than 300,000 sports and recreation related traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States each year.
And at least 50 football players in high school ….in more than 20 states…. have been killed or sustained serious head injuries on the football field. That puts football head and shoulders above the second-place sport, wrestling.
That’s troubling…… because young brains are particularly susceptible to second-impact syndrome, a catastrophic swelling of the brain that can happen when a player sustains a second blow to the head before the first has healed.
Administrators, trainers, and coaches play key roles in preventing concussions. Managing them correctly can prevent serious and permanent injuries such as those suffered by Zach.
This standard of care required that Zack be removed from play when he was initially injured.
Today The Insider Exclusive goes behind the Headlines to tell the courageous story of Zackery Lystedt …… And How his Lawyer, Mike Nelson, Ptr @the law firm of NELSON LANGER ENGLE not only got Justice for Zack…
But with the amazing love, respect, and determination of Zack’s parents,… Victor & Mercedes, the leadership of Washington’s Governor ….Chris Gregoire, Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, the NFL, Mike and many others….
This NEW LAW was ENACTED…..NAMED IN HONOR OF ZACK….
“THE Zackery LYSTEDT LAW”
Which is the most comprehensive return-to-play law in the United States for athletes under 18.
Legislators & Trial Lawyers alike… work relentlessly …to get justice for …..”THE PEOPLE”
….And in Mike Nelson’s case, the passage of this new law, has Earned him the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as one of the best peoples’ trial lawyers in Washington and in the nation.
He has seen many innocent, and hard-working people suffer needless injury …
AND BECAUSE OF THAT…..He’s driven to help people who had been harmed by the negligent actions of others…
His goal….. Not ONLY To get Justice for Zack
BUT To make sure that all young Football players EVERYWHERE…..play in the safest environments Possible.
You can contact Mike Nelson, Ptr @ NELSON LANGER ENGLE www.nlelaw.com 1- (206) 623-7520