Mega-lawsuit says NFL hid brain injury links
A concussion-related lawsuit bringing together scores of cases has been filed in federal court, accusing the NFL of hiding information that linked football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries.
Lawyers for former players say more than 80 pending lawsuits are consolidated in the “master complaint”, filed last week. Plaintiffs hope to hold the NFL responsible for the care of players suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and the other neurological conditions. Other former players remain asymptomatic, but worry about the future and want medical monitoring. The helmet-maker, Riddell, Inc. is named as a defendant.