Former Cal safety sues University of California for medical malpractice

Thursday August 13th, 2015

Former Cal safety Bernard Hicks is suing the University of California for concussion-related medical malpractice, reports The Daily Californian

Hicks, who played for the Golden Bears from 2004 to 2008, filed a suit Aug. 3 against the Regents of the University of California, alleging the university “failed to take reasonable measures to prevent head injuries.”

In his lawsuit, Hicks claims he suffered multiple concussions during games and practices, leading to “permanent and debilitating neurological injuries that have caused depression, suicidal shots, dizziness and memory loss,” reports the Californian

The suit also names then-Cal coach Jeff Tedford, team physician Cindy Chang and athletic trainer Ryan Cobb as defendants. 

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In 32 career games, Hicks recorded four interceptions for the Golden Bears. 

Hicks' attorney Jeff Whilbey says he has yet to speak with Cal athletics regarding the lawsuit.

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