Thursday, June 7, 2012

2,000 players unite in suing NFL over head injuries

CNN reports today that a unified lawsuit on behalf of more than 2,000 National Football League players has been filed against the league in federal court, alleging that the NFL failed to acknowledge and address neurological risks associated with the sport and then deliberately failed to tell players about the risks they faced. The complaint unites the more than 80 pending lawsuits filed against the NFL.

Lawyers representing the players cited "dementia, depression, reduced cognitive ability, sleeplessness, early-onset Alzheimer's, and a debilitating and latent disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy" as some of the specific injuries caused by head trauma in the NFL.

Thanks to Dr. Jeff Bennett for alerting me to this story.

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