University of Iowa settles lawsuit with former football player

A recent report stated that the University of Iowa has agreed to pay $15,000 to settle a personal injury lawsuit filed by a former football player and student who claimed that a high-intensity workout in 2011 made him sick with exertional rhabdomyolysis, causing him to spend a week in the hospital.

The athlete, who is now 26 years old, claimed he was one of thirteen players in the University of Iowa football program who suffered from the same ailment. Exertional rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which over-exertion and excessive muscle strain causes the muscles to deteriorate. This process releases proteins into the bloodstream and increases the risk of kidney disease or failure.

According to an investigative report, the football coaching staff considered the extreme workouts to be a test for revealing which players were willing to work the hardest to be on the team.

At the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our legal team of personal injury attorneys can help you pursue compensation for injuries you sustained at the hands of someone else. Call our offices today at (515) 225-2600 to discuss your unique case and learn more about your legal options.


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