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N.F.L. Faces Retired Players in Lawsuits Over Concussions

30 Dec

The New York Times ran an article in today’s paper about the long debate over the National Football League’s handling of concussions. It  is reaching the courts in a flurry of lawsuits, raising the possibility that dozens of former players will go before juries to outline the league’s medical practices and describe long-term cognitive problems they say were caused by the sport.

More than a dozen suits, filed since July on behalf of more than 120 retired players and their wives, say that the N.F.L. and in some cases helmet manufacturers deliberately concealed information about the neurological effects of repeated hits to the head. Several suits also say that even if the league did not know about the potential impact of brain trauma sustained on the field, it should have known.

Read More on NY Times…

75 former NFL players suing League for Concealing Concussion Risks!!!

20 Jul

With the lockout nearly over, more legal news: Seventy-five former NFL players have filed a lawsuit against the league,  claiming it intentionally hid the effects of concussions for 90 years, according  to AOL.

Two NFL player collide, hitting their heads. The NFL is being sued for concealing information about the risks to its players of these concussions.

The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court, claims: “The NFL knew as early as the 1920’s of the harmful effects on a player’s  brain of concussions; however, until June of 2010 they concealed these facts  from coaches, trainers, players and the public.”

Some of the more notable  players include former Dolphins wide receiver Mark Duper and New York Giants  running backs Rodney Hampton and Ottis Anderson.

The players claim they suffered concussions, and that  in 2004, despite knowing the harful effects of these head injuries, the NFL  issued a report that said there was “no evidence of worsening injury  or chronic cumulative effects” from multiple concussions.

According to AOL, they are seeking unspecified damages.

Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-07-19/report-75-former-nfl-players-sue-nfl-for-concealing-concussion-risks#ixzz1SekTDwjw


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