Indiana passes youth football concussion law

Indiana has joined the ranks of 37 other states that have introduced laws to prevent injuries from repeat concussions in youth athletes, particularly football players.

The laws, collectively known as Zackery Lystedt Laws, became popular to protect youth athletes after a young boy, Zackery Lystedt, suffered a concussion during a game, but continued to play. He later collapsed on the field and needed two brain surgeries to fully recover from his injuries.

Indiana’s law, SB 93, requires parents to sign a form showing they understand the risk of concussions. It also prohibits players who are suspected of suffering a head injury from being put back in the game. They cannot play again until they pass an evaluation from a medical professional.

Repeated concussions can lead to strokes, which can lead to serious disabilities. If you have become disabled after suffering a stroke and need help seeking disability benefits, contact the long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.


Rural Indiana to be hit hard by decrease in Social Security

Rural areas of states will be hit the hardest by cuts in Social Security. This fact has been determined by studies which show that rural areas have a greater amount of people who are receiving Social Security benefits than urban areas of the state.

Local stores, restaurants and businesses would be negatively impacted because their loyal customers would not have as much money to spend on their services. Indiana’s urban areas have 17 percent of their population receiving Social Security benefits and in the rural area that number increases to 21 percent.

According to research, the reasons for the increase in rural areas are that young individuals usually reside in cities and more rural residents receive disability benefits.

If you need assistance regarding Social Security disability benefits, please contact the Indianapolis Social Security Disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling 317-634-8565 today.