05.03.12

100 Former NFL Players Filed Concussion Lawsuit

Posted in Negligence at 4:10 pm by kevin

At least 100 former National Football League (NFL) players have filed a lawsuit claiming the League hid the long-term dangers of concussions from them. This group is part of 1500 players who have also made this claim.

According to CNN, “The filing cites recent scientific studies that have found a connection between concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that results in Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, including memory loss and mood swings.

“CTE results only from repeated blows to the head, and can be diagnosed only after death. According to the lawsuit, 12 cases of CTE have been detected in deceased NFL players.”

It is already widely known that many former boxers suffer from traumatic brain injuries including dementia pugilistica, which is a variant of CTE. Whether or not the NFL did enough to reasonably inform players with the current information at hand will be discussed in court.