February 2, 2012
The lawsuits against the National Football League (NFL) by former players grew Tuesday as four more cases representing some 300 ex-players and their spouses were consolidated in a Philadelphia courtroom. According to reports from My Fox Philly, the lawsuits blame the NFL for concussion-related traumatic brain injuries that led to dementia and other brain diseases.
The players claim that the league was negligent in their response to numerous reports over the years of headaches, dizziness, and dementia. One example of the neglect comes at the hands of one former player who is the only living diagnosed person to suffer from a degenerative brain disease known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. The disease is only found in those who have suffered multiple traumatic head injuries. Other players involved in the suit have no symptoms yet, but just want to be monitored more closely from now on.
The NFL says that it will defend itself against the claims, citing that the player’s collective bargaining agreements do not allow them to make such claims against the league.
The Philadelphia traumatic brain injury lawyers with Lundy Law know that sports organizations, from professional to recreational, have a responsibility to keep their players as safe from injury as possible. Failure to do so could be seen as neglect. We are here to help you if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury at no fault of your own.