Lawsuits

Watch this new page – in the new year, we’ll be loading updated information on current lawsuits against the NFL and the NFLPA here along with relevant contact information.
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NOTE: We’re not attorneys and as such are not offering legal advice nor are we soliciting for any of the firms that will be listed here. We’ve received so many calls and e-mails from retired players that we felt it would save us a lot more time by posting information here.
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Here’s one recent article from the New York Times:
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For N.F.L., Concussion Suits May Be Test for Sport Itself

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Jim Mone/Associated Press
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Published: December 29, 2011
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The long debate over the National Football League’s handling of concussions 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.
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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.
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Taken together, the suits filed in courts across the country amount to a multifront legal challenge to the league and to the game itself. While the retired players, including stars like Jim McMahon and Jamal Lewis, face a time-consuming and difficult battle, the N.F.L. will have to spend heavily on lawyers to fend off the chance that juries might award the retired players millions of dollars in damages.
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Read the rest of the article – click HERE.
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