An Update on the Concussion Lawsuits

Feb 18, 2012

Wearing my Riddell helmet

To My Fellow Retired Players,
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There are so many law firms who recently have filed concussion lawsuits since my attorneys originally filed the first two lawsuits EVER on concussions. I am glad to see that others have joined this litigation to hold the NFL accountable for hiding the long term risks of brain injury from all of us.
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In my opinion, if you have cognitive problems, you should join one of these lawsuits.
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The unique thing about the lawsuits being filed by my attorneys is that they ALSO sue Riddell and NFL Properties. This is something others have chosen not to do so far. I’ve also signed with Hausfeld LLP in their lawsuit against the NFLPA.
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In the end, let’s hope all these attorneys will unite and work together for the many debilitated retirees and are successful for each of us in the end. And I truly hope that we will also collect from Riddell for their part on the concussion epidemic.
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For more information, you’re welcome to contact my attorney, Jason Luckasevic, at (412) 338-9460 or (412) 400-6570 or e-mail him at jluckasevic@gpwlaw.com
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Regards,
Dave & Heidi Pear
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We also received this word of caution from Jim Mitchell at Hausfeld LLP regarding the growing number of law firms and the various claims of being lead attorneys. This is advice well worth following:
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Dear Retired Players:
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In order to clear up some misinformation that is currently being circulated within the retired players community about the concussion suits, please be advised that if you have signed onto a concussion suit with one firm, it is important not to sign up with a second firm. All of the personal injury concussion suits will be consolidated in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and a leadership structure for all the cases will be established by the Court. If any law firm is advising you that they are the “lead” firm in the concussion matter, please be advised that this is untrue. NO single law firm has been granted leadership of the concussion matters despite rumors to the contrary. To date, 29 different concussion suits have been filed. A leadership structure is currently being negotiated by numerous firms and will likely result in a joint leadership role for many of the firms involved.
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Hausfeld continues to press ahead with its own personal injury concussion case (Boyd v. NFL) which was filed on behalf of over 100 former players.
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Hausfeld will be amending its concussion complaint in the next week or so and will add any and all former players who have not yet signed onto a case.
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If you have any questions or would like to know if you have previously signed onto a concussion suit, please call me at (202) 540-7148 to discuss. Hausfeld maintains a master list of ALL former players who have signed onto a concussion case, whether it is with Hausfeld or another law firm.
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Thank you.
Jim Mitchell
Hausfeld, LLP
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Council Rudolph
    February 19th, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    Council Rudolph

    I signed with two law firms only because the first one never let me know if they had received my paper work after three calls to them and no returned calls 6 months later.

    All these firms should do a better job on staying in touch with clients.

    Council Rudolph
    Houston Oilers, St. Louis Cardinals
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    1972 – 1977

  2. Dave Pear
    February 21st, 2012 at 10:59 am #

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    The list of retired players signing up for this mass action lawsuit (personal injury) for the concussion coverup continues to grow.

    My attorney Jason Luckasevic with Goldberg Persky & White on the concussion and helmet lawsuit has just informed me that so far, his firm already has well over 260 retired players.

    My other attorneys on the NFL/NFLPA lawsuit, Hausfeld LLP, now has another 100+ retired players in their concussion lawsuit. And it looks like these two firms are close to consolidating their efforts to work together for retired players.

    You still have an opportunity to join this lawsuit.

    Sincerely,
    Dave & Heidi Pear