Sports Clearance For Student Athletes

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An athlete expecting to play for their high school or college is often required to submit themselves to a full physical and medical examination. This precaution is meant to keep these young athletes from becoming injured due to an otherwise unapparent health condition. These preliminary examinations need to be taken very seriously by the health professionals carrying them out, as they can often save lives.

The Hazards of Insufficient Physical Examinations

The doctors responsible for handling a student athlete’s physical need to clear the athlete for major health problems that may be worsened through physical activity. An athlete who does not receive a thorough exam may go on to strain his/her body beyond its limits. The resulting health problems can potentially threaten that student’s life:

  • Prior concussions
  • Heart failure
  • Respiratory problems
  • Muscle and connective tissue damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Hemophilia

These health concerns may be extremely dangerous and their causal conditions should be diagnosed before a student athlete is cleared to play.


If you or someone you love has been injured because of a physician’s inability to adequately test for athletic participation, there may be legal action available. For more information regarding your legal options, contact the medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier by calling 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874).