The Law Firm of Adler Giersch participated in Brain Injury Alliance of Washington’s (BIAWA) 5th Annual Walk, Run & Roll. This year’s over 200 walkers, runners and rollers participated. And the event raised over $15,000. This will help BIAWA to continue to provide services to brain injury survivors, caregivers, and their families.
On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, Richard H. Adler presented at the Safe Kids Eastside Sports Safety Clinic for Parents, Athletes, Coaches & Community for Parents & Athletes sponsored by Evergreen Health and the Brain Injury Association of Washington. The event was open to parents, athletes, coaches & the community and held at Woodinville High School Theater.
Additional featured speakers included:
- Stanley A. Herring, MD – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialist; Co-Medical Director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program; Clinical Professor University of Washington and a team physician for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners; Member of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee; “Lystedt Law” contributor and advocate;
- Darin Harris – Former UW Husky Football player who suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury his senior year; former high school Defensive Coordinator and Seattle Seahawks’ intern. Current Board Member – Brain Injury Association of Washington;
- The Lystedt Family – Brain Injury Awareness, Prevention & Safety Advocates; Zack is the inspiration and namesake for the ground-breaking health and safety legislation known as the “Lystedt Law,” that was signed by Governor Gregoire in May 2009; and
- Anthony Green – Director, Public Policy for Safe Kids Worldwide
The attorneys and staff of Adler ♦ Giersch, PS along with clients and colleagues formed a team of 35 people to participate in the annual “Walk, Run, and Roll,” a benefit for the Brain Injury Association of Washington, Seattle BrainWorks, and HeadStrong.
The event took place on July 28th at Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA. There were about 300 walker, runners, and rollers in all. The event rose over $13,000.
For more information to become involved with the Brain Injury Association of Washington, please visit their website at www.braininjurywa.org.
Richard H. Adler presented at the Puget Sound Spine Interest Group at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. The presentation focused on Sports Concussions and the Zackery Lystedt Law. Mr. Adler co-presented with Stanley A. Herring, MD (Director of Sports, Spinal and Orthopaedic Health for UW Medicine/Seattle Seahawks Team Doctor/ Co-Medical Director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Clinic) and Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS (Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery/Co-chair of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee/Co-Medical Director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Clinic). The Puget Sound Spine Interest Group is a forum for medical specialists including spine surgeons, physiatrists, internists, rheumatologists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, manual therapists, and athletic trainers.
Zackery Lystedt and his dad, Victor, were interviewed as part of a special report on the NFL Network. The featured story, “Breakthrough in Football Safety?,” highlights the movement that the Zackery Lystedt Law has created nationwide. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have passed and enacted components of the Zackery Lystedt Law. Currently the law is making its way through the Georgia State Congress by passing in the House and moving on to the Senate. Richard H. Adler was interviewed as well for his key role in the passage of the Zackery Lystedt law in Washington State in 2009 and his continued leadership role in its passage of the law nationwide, in every state.
Click here to view “Breakthrough in Football Safety?” on the NFL Network.