More than two thousand former NFL players plan to file a class action lawsuit in Philadelphia accusing the league of concealing information linking football-related injuries to long-term brain damage. Over eighty separate lawsuits have been consolidated into one “master complaint” in federal court.
Former players believe the NFL knowingly withheld information about the link between brain injuries and long-term neurological problems such as Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), dementia, and other issues. The plaintiffs hope to hold the league culpable for the care of players for those currently suffering from head injuries, as well as provide medical monitoring for those not yet showing symptoms.
Pain, suffering and frustration are challenges that survivors of a traumatic brain injury and their families may experience. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain or head injury, contact a Florida head injury lawyer at Burnetti, P.A to advocate your best interests. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form or call 1-888-BURNETTI today.