Lawyers for many former NFL players are planning to file a single lawsuit next Thursday that will consolidate the scores of complaints that were brought against the league concerning concussions. According to the terms on the suit, the NFL has concealed information that links football-related head injuries to permanent neurological problems. At the moment, the problem has sparked more than 80 independent lawsuits, and players have decided to rally together and create one large complaint. There may be strength in numbers. The lawyers hope that the master complaint, which is being filed in Philadelphia, will help them to receive damages.
Thousands of players are listed as plaintiffs in the case. The entire conflict is a demonstration that aims to motivate the NFL. They want the NFL to assume the responsibility for the thousands of veteran players who have received neurological damage after a concussion while playing professionally. Concussions in football are about as common as hay in a barn, but that doesn't mean that they don't come with long-term consequences. The National Football League is denying all allegations at present. In total, 2,138 players are listed as plaintiffs in the case.
When one factors in the family and friends that are participating in the lawsuit, then the amount of plaintiffs that will file on Thursday is 3,356. Like these NFL players, maybe you or a loved one was injured playing professional sports. Now, you are suffering long term consequences, and maybe you want restitution. If you feel that your league withheld important information from you, or allowed you to incur a long-term injury that could have been prevented, then contact a personal injury lawyer. The folks at Pacific Attorney Group are here and willing to help. We offer a free injury consultation to all potential clients, so contact us today to set up an appointment.