N.F.L. Faces Retired Players in Lawsuits Over Concussions

30 Dec

The New York Times ran an article in today’s paper about the long debate over the National Football League’s handling of concussions. It  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.

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.

Read More on NY Times…

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