Northern Idaho Parents Sue Football Helmet Company

October 8, 2013

The family of a northern Idaho teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a football game is suing the school district and the maker of the football helmet.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Robert Clark II and Julie Clark filed the lawsuit in September on behalf of Robert “Bobby” Norman Clark III.

The lawsuit names the West Bonner County School District and helmet maker Riddell.

The lawsuit contends Bobby Clark was injured on Sept. 30, 2011, while a lineman for the Priest River Lamanna High School Spartans.

The lawsuit says Bobby Clark was briefly removed from the game but then put back in by unidentified coaches. He returned to the sidelines after two plays and collapsed.

The suit contends he suffered permanent and irreversible disability.

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