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NFL Lawsuit Regarding Brain Injuries

Several weeks ago we wrote about concussions, lawsuits, personal injury and The National Football League. It has continued to be a hot topic. As thousands of former NFL players have filed lawsuits regarding brain injuries, the have been consolidated into one overall complaint. Riddell, Inc. is also a named defendant. They make helmets used in the NFL

A complaint was filed by the lawyers yesterday by in Philadelphia, that claims that the NFL hid information linking football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries. Supposedly, these injuries have led to illnesses such as Alzheimer's and dementia. The complaint alleges, "The NFL, like the sport of boxing, was aware of the health risks associated with repetitive blows producing sub-concussive and concussive results and the fact that some members of the NFL player population were at significant risk of developing long-term brain damage and cognitive decline as a result." It goes on to state, "Despite its knowledge and controlling role in governing player conduct on and off the field, the NFL turned a blind eye to the risk and failed to warn and/or impose safety regulations governing this well-recognized health and safety problem."

Obviously, the NFL and its attorneys disagree with the allegation. The NFL stated, "The NFL has long made player safety a priority and continues to do so."