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W are committed keeping up with the latest news and trends impacting the insurance and the sports and entertainment industries. It's extremely important for our clients to understand the nature of the industry and the exposures faced by their organizations. This is exactly why we offer risk management guidance to our clients in an effort to keep them informed, well-educated, and "up to par."

The following list of articles is just a sampling of the issues and scenarios we continually monitor:

1. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Athletes
Recent media reports have brought attention to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating and can result in Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) if not treated within minutes.

2. H.R. 1347: Concussion Treatment and Care Tools Act of 2009
On September 16, 2010, a House of Representatives panel approved legislation to increase the government’s role in protecting young athletes from sports-related concussions.

3. Concussions and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), known more commonly as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a debilitating and incurable fatal disease that results in a swift atrophy of voluntary muscle control. Those affected by this disease may have fully functioning brain activity in a body that continues to deteriorate.

4. Concussions and Brain Injuries
The Public Is Getting More And More Information With Regard To Concussions And Brain Injuries - Even 60 Minutes Is Addressing This Issue.

5. Contractor vs. Employee
Do You Know The Difference? Here Are Some Articles That Give More Information.
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6. Background Screening Practices
Information On Background Checks For Youth Sports Volunteers And A List Of Steps To Protect Youth Sports Participants.

7. Abuse & Molestation
There Have Been Numerous Media Reports Recently Highlighting The Abuse And Molestation Issues Confronting Amateur Sports Associations. It Is Extremely Important For Our Clients To Understand The Nature Of The Industry And The Exposures Faced By Their Organizations.

8. Individual Athlete Insurance
When Athletes Are Injured, Their Earnings And Way Of Life Are Jeopardized. Athletes Can Purchase Insurance Policies For Protection.

9. Heat Illness Though Physical Exertion
Heat Illness Through Physical Exertion Is A Huge Issue Today. You Should Be Aware Of The Signs Of This Condition. Visit The CDC (Centers For Disease Control And Prevention) Website To View Frequently Asked Questions About Extreme Heat. ARTICLE...

10. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition that is generally undiagnosed but can be a contributing factor to sudden death in athletes. There is an organization known as the hypertophic cardiomyopathy association dedicated to education about this condition. Their website can be viewed AT www.4hcm.org.

11. Elevators at Sports & Entertainment Venues
The following articles relay safety practices for escalators and elevators at sports and entertainment venues:

12. Waivers
Waivers are an important aspect of protecting sports and entertainment organizations in the event of an accident or injury. Here is an article with a lot of information related to waivers, their enforcement and how they can protect.

13. Duty to Defend - Sports Injuries
The pennsylvania superior court, in june, 2008 ruled favorably with regard to "no duty" as a defense for sports arena's when a plaintiff alleges nothing more than injuries caused by a risk inherent in the activity in question.

14. Automated External Defibrillators
Aeds (automated external defibrillators) are saving lives when they are available in places such as fitness facilities and gyms.

15. Head Trauma
New study finds sub-concussive repetitive hits may be as dangerous as concussion.

Current clients have the advantage of additional risk management documents and guidance through our client portal.

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