Lawsuit filed vs. NFL over head safety

Posted April 11, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

A lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in Philadelphia on behalf of more than 200 retired NFL players, stating that the league ignored head safety precautions which led to serious injuries.

The complaint, which features players who played every position on the field and those who were active in the NFL every decade from the 1940s through the 2000s, states that football players suffered repeated head injuries that the league was aware of, but did nothing to stop. By doing so, “the league caused serious injuries to many players,” according to a press release issued by the law firm Hauseeld LLP, which is representing the players.

“Each of these NFL retirees, regardless of their age, position, or tenure in the NFL, has suffered significantly as a result of the NFL’s conduct,” said Rich Lewis, a partner at Hausfeld LLP who is involved in the case. “For too long, the player who have made the game what it is today have been neglected by the NFL, and now they need sophisticated medical treatment.”