NFL, Helmet Manufacturer Named in a Concussion Lawsuit
- September 7, 2012
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On behalf of Jeff Antin of Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law posted in Accidents on Friday, September 7, 2012.
Concussions have always been a major concern for football players of all ages. The risk of concussions for players in the NFL has been highlighted in recent years when players have said that they do not believe that the league fully understands the issue.
Now, at least seventy five former players have filed a lawsuit against the NFL and helmet manufacturer, Riddell. The players are claiming that both the league and Riddell knew about the concussion risks and concealed them from the players for decades. This has led to many players suffering personal injuries.
The players claim that since the concussion studies were commissioned by the NFL, they painted the results in a way that were beneficial to them. Essentially, they believe that they were bogus.
Helmet maker Riddell is also accused of product liability. The players and their lawyers believe that the headgear is not made well enough to prevent concussions.
In the product liability lawsuit, the players are seeking an unspecified settlement for the injuries and medical problems that have been caused as a result of their concussions.