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Nfl Concussion Lawsuit

The Devastating Health Impact Of Concussion May Start Earlier Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.18.2014 | Science

For the Ohio State community, Thanksgiving weekend ended in tragedy when 22-year-old football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead of apparent suici...

Family Of Late NFL Star Opts Out Of Concussion Settlement

AP | By BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. ...

NFL Agrees To Remove $675 Million Cap On Concussion Damages

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether ...

Kansas City Chiefs in Hot Water: Catching Up With Plaintiffs' Counsel in Several Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against the Club

The Legal Blitz | Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

The various lawsuits have been filed in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. On the forefront of concussion litigation, and a Missouri attorney himself, is Paul D. Anderson.

Health Care Issues Could Mean Collapse of NCAA as We Know It

George White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
George White

The NFL just agreed to pay out $765 million for injury settlements, medical monitoring, and care for former players who suffered concussions and other brain injuries. While the NCAA may be turning a blind eye, college athletes are starting to take notice.

Players and Public Lose While NFL Reigns Victorious

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

Goddell's disingenuous portrayal of the league's concern about the health and safety of the players is incredible at best. His assertion that the league has been forthcoming with medical information as it has become available, defies credulity.

Jordan Schultz

Drew Brees: 'I Don't Know If Anywhere On A Football Field You Feel Safe' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports

Fresh off a 3-0 start, New Orleans Saints' All-Pro quarterback and Super Bowl champion Drew Brees spoke with The Huffington Post by phone to discuss h...

PETA: NFL's 'Injury Research' Is Really Just Animal Torture

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

While football fans were busy discussing Week 2 of the 2013 pro football season, PETA challenged the sports community by talking about what it suggest...

The NFL Now Thinks It's Bulletproof

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

They're still drinking champagne over at NFL headquarters right now. There's a behind the scenes event going on that would make a Presidential inauguration seem like a kid's birthday party. The NFL won -- and won big!

NFL Legal Battle Over Concussions Not Over Yet

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

The NFL's concussion settlement may not have settled anything. On Wednesday, two former Super Bowl champions – Troy Aikman and John Lynch, now ...

NFL Hit With Another Concussion Lawsuit

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four former NFL players have sued the league and its helmet maker, claiming they hid information about the dangers of brain injur...

'It's $700 Million Worth Of Hush Money'

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide...

ESPN vs. NFL: A Win for the NFL Is a Loss for the Players and Fans

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Media
Leslie Gerwin

Not only might more people watch the Frontline broadcast, if only to see what "the fuss" is about, but some might also consider whether the current power and brand of the NFL is worth their continuing unconditional support.

'I'm Shocked That It Is Settled'

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

Tony Dorsett hopes a proposed $765 million settlement with the NFL can make a difference in the lives of thousands of former players who are suffering...

Text Of Judge's Order On NFL Concussion Settlement

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.29.2013 | Sports

-- The text of the order issued by Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody on Thursday that outlines a proposed settlement between the National Footba...

Judge: NFL Reaches Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- The NFL has agreed to spend close to $800 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who develop deme...

A Mediated Settlement May Not Be the Best Solution to the NFL Concussion Crisis

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 09.17.2013 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

The well-intentioned endeavors of U. S. District Court Judge Anita Brody to bring the National Football League (NFL) and the legal representatives of the former players to the negotiating table will prevent factual discovery.

Ex-Players: NFL Brain-Injury Panel A 'Sham'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.09.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Lisa McHale wishes her husband had lived long enough to learn more about the links between concussions and long-term brain injuri...

Death of the NFL: Part 2

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 05.11.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

If we can send a rocket to Jupiter, can helmet designers find materials and energy absorbing designs that are safer? Do mouthguards offer protection. Football is a multi-billion dollar sport, shouldn't the league put aside research and development funds to find better protection?

NFL Slammed With Concussion Mega-Lawsuit

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Scores of lawsuits involving thousands of former players touched by concussions and brain injuries have been consolidated into one ma...

Ohio State Football Player Turns Down NFL Over Health Concerns

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.14.2012 | Sports

Shortly after the 2012 NFL Draft concluded, Andrew Sweat tweeted that he had signed a free-agent deal with the Cleveland Browns. The linebacker out of...

Longtime Falcons Safety Dies

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 04.23.2012 | Sports

ATLANTA -- Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, who helped lead the team's vaunted defense in the 1970s and later filed a high-profile lawsui...

How To Keep Score Of NFL Concussion Suits

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

With possibly billions of dollars at stake, lawyers for many of the 300 former players suing the NFL over concussion-related health problems announced...

7 Former NFL Players Sue League Over Concussions

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.18.2011 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Seven former players have sued the NFL in Philadelphia over concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of i...