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9 News reports that football helmet manufacturer Ridell has been ordered to pay over $3 million to the family of a high school student in Las Animas County who suffered brain injuries while wearing a Ridell helmet. The suit claims that Ridell failed to adequately warn of the dangers of concussion. Ridell faces a similar suit in California, as well as complaint by numerous former NFL players. The jury here in Colorado determined that damages in the case totaled $11.5 million, and that Ridell was 27% responsible for the young man’s injuries. That makes the award in the range of $3.1 million (27% of $11.5 million). The family’s attorney plans to ask the judge to find Ridell responsible for the entire $11.5 million judgment.
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