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$1.4M concussion payout for former AFL Player Shaun Smith

  • 22/09/2020 9:24:00 AM
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$1.4M concussion payout for former AFL Player Shaun Smith

Paul Horvath of SportsLawyer was asked a range of questions by ABC journalist Kirsten Aiken regarding the above insurance payout for total and permanent disability, as he is no longer able to work.  Paul discusses:

• whether rules need to change in the AFL to reduce potential concussion injuries in the future;

• whether concussion claims and payouts are now likely to increase due to this case;

• why this payout has been made, and the Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) medical knowledge, including examples such as Danny Frawley, due to new knowledge of concussive injuries and symptoms of those concussive injuries, including depression and cognitive functioning.  

Watch the full interview here