Richard H. Adler participated in a special panel interview on Q13 Evening News with Marni Hughes on October 7, 2015. The panel included Zackery Lystedt, Dr. Stanley Herring (University of Washington/Seattle Sports Concussion at Harborview/Seattle Seahawks Physician), Mike Colbrese (Executive Director of WIAA), and Terri McMahan (Athletic Director of Highline School District).
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Richard H. Adler participated in two interviews on the May 29th new broadcast on Q13 Fox’s morning show then again on the afternoon show. The topic of discuss was the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit taking place on May 29th. The summit hosted young athletes, parents, coaches, professional athletes, military service members and medical experts.
Click here to view the entire interview.
President Obama announced commitments by key stakeholders to increase our understanding of concussions and provide the resources and tools to prevent, recognize and treat concussions. Here is the full report from the White House.
Mr. Adler was asked to participate in these interviews for his involved with the Zackery Lystedt Law, the first in the nation law in Washington State preventing preventable concussion in youth sports by requiring medical clearance to return to play by a licensed healthcare provider for student athletes suspected of having a concussion. Since its enactment in 2009, key components of the Lystedt Law are now enacted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. There is still one final step in making it Federal Law.
The Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) teamed up the KOMO 4 News in producing a new public service announcement regarding traumatic brain injuries. The law firm of Adler Giersch is a proud sponsor of this project to assist BIAWA in its mission to educate the community about brain injuries. This PSA will run for the remainder of the year as a way to take away the “silent in this silent epidemic.” (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.)
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.