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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
NCAA Now Facing Concussion-Related Class Action Suit

A class action federal lawsuit has been filed against the NCAA by former football players alleging that the collegiate athletic organization did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. The class could cover every former college football player who didn’t go on to play professionally. “Plaintiffs and the members of the Class have no adequate remedy at law in that monetary damages alone cannot compensate them for the increased risks of long-term physical and economic losses associated …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
NFL Agrees to Pay $765 Million for Player Concussions

The National Football League will settle a bevy of lawsuits filed by thousands of former players, agreeing to shell out $765 million to put to rest claims that it downplayed or covered up evidence on the long-term consequences of repeated head injuries. Over 4,200 players had joined up in dozens of lawsuits that were combined for preliminary hearings in Philadelphia. The judge had suggested that the two sides find a way to settle the suits, but there were no indications …

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High School Football Player Wins $11.5M for Concussion

A jury awarded $11.5 million to a former high school football player accusing helmet maker Riddell Sports, Inc. of causing brain injuries he suffered as a teenager. In 2008, during football practice at Trinidad High School in Trinidad, Colo., Rhett Ridolfi, now 22, suffered a concussion. He wasn’t taken to the hospital right away and is now paralyzed on the left side and has severe brain damage. His parents sued Riddell, alleging the helmet was defective and that the company was …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Junior Seau Lawsuit Joins NFL Concussion Class Actions

Lawsuits filed against the National Football League by the family of deceased star Junior Seau have been merged with an existing class action suits covering thousands of former players. Seau spent 20 years as one of the most feared defenders in the league, most famously with the San Diego Charges and later with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. His parents filed one suit and his four children another after the 43-year-old committed suicide last year. The plaintiffs argue …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Junior Seau’s Family Sues the NFL for Head Injuries

The family of deceased football player Junior Seau is filing a lawsuit against the NFL for wrongful death over head injuries the former San Diego Charger suffered during his career. The linebacker became an iconic figure in the 11 seasons he spent with the Chargers, later playing for the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Seau was 43 when he committed suicide last summer, leaving behind no note or explanation. Researchers who studied Seau’s brain found evidence of chronic traumatic …

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