Law & Courts

Parents Sue N.Y. School Districts, Medical Responders Over Football Player’s Death

By Bryan Toporek — November 04, 2014 1 min read

The parents of a 16-year-old who died last fall from football-related brain trauma are suing the New York school districts he played for and the medical responders who tended to him the night he sustained his fatal injury.

Damon Janes, a running back for the combined Brocton Central School/Westfield Academy and Central School football team, died last September after losing consciousness after a helmet-to-helmet hit in the third quarter of a game against Portville Central School. He reached the sideline on his own power after the hit, according to the .

A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.