Former NFL players continue to file personal injury lawsuitsFebruary 6th, 2013 by Gabriel Z. Levin
Football is becoming increasingly controversial as studies seem to consistently conclude how dangerous the sport can be. As a result of the injuries that former professional football players have endured over the years, many have chosen to file personal injury lawsuits. Litigation is currently in progress in Philadelphia and a growing number of ex-players are saying that they are entitled to compensation because the NFL purposely withheld information regarding the long-term risks associated with the game.
Most recently, Shawn Andrews, Ron Dayne, Demetrin Veal, Adrian Cooper and Gary Stills added their names the now incredibly long list that points the finger at the NFL. Junior Seau’s family has been perhaps the most noticeable plaintiff in the litigation. The 12-time Pro Bowl player committed suicide last year, which his parents say is connected to the head trauma he endured while playing football.
U.S. District Judge Anita Brody will begin hearing oral arguments in April.
The main point of the litigation is that up until last August, the NFL “continuously and fervently denied that it knew, should have known or believed there to be any relationship between NFL players suffering concussions while playing, the NFL policies concerning tackling methodology or the NFL policies about return-to-play, and long-term physical, neurological, mental and cognitive problems that many players have experienced,’ documents from the most recent case state.
The five players who filed recent suits are reportedly seeking undisclosed compensatory and punitive damages, medical monitoring and attorney’s fees.
If you have suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, then what are you waiting for? Consider scheduling a consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia. The experienced and locally based attorneys at Levin and Zeiger Law Firm can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.