A new lawsuit has been filed by 72 former football players against the National Football league alleging that the league was responsible for their injuries and damages – including brain injuries and head trauma. The lawsuit – Richards et al v. National Football League – claims that the league conspired “to prevent players from having accurate an correct scientific information about head traumas in the NFL in order to prevent knowledgeable and informed collective bargaining on behalf of the plaintiffs.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can arise from a variety of situations but generally occur as the result of a sudden blow to the head. Common situations that cause TBIs include car accidents, slips and falls and sports accidents. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as the result of another person’s actions, it’s important to speak to an experienced Stockton brain injury lawyer. Where someone’s negligent or wrongful conduct causes a head injury – such as a TBI – it may be possible to recover compensation.
In the football players brain injury lawsuit, the players allege that the NFL was legally responsible for causing neurological problems and other harm as the result of playing football and that the complaint “arises from the pathological and debilitating effects of head injuries and concussions.” The players also assert that the NFL was aware of “the evidence and the risks associated with repetitive traumatic brain injuries and concussions for decades, but deliberately ignored and actively concealed the information.”
Additionally according to the lawsuit, rather than warning the players about the risk for permanent brain damage from returning to play to soon after receiving a concussion, the “NFL actively deceived players by misrepresenting to them that concussions did not present serious, life-altering risks.”
If you believe you have suffered a brain injury seek immediate medical attention. Even mild brain injuries if left untreated or undiagnosed can worsen over time.
Where you believe another person, company or governmental entity may be responsible for your injuries, you may be able to recover damages for physical and mental pain and suffering, medical bills and economic damages for time off from work or lost wages.
For more information about brain injuries, contact the topStockton brain and head injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette for an immediate consultation.