Seau Family Suing NFL Over Brain Injuries!
“We were saddened to learn that Junior, a loving father and teammate, suffered from CTE,” the family said in a statement released to the AP. “While Junior always expected to have aches and pains from his playing days, none of us ever fathomed that he would suffer a debilitating brain disease that would cause him to leave us too soon.
“We know this lawsuit will not bring back Junior. But it will send a message that the NFL needs to care for its former players, acknowledge its decades of deception on the issue of head injuries and player safety, and make the game safer for future generations.” – nypost
Junior Seau’s family is suing the NFL in a wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Supreme Court (San Diego), claiming that the suicide was the result of brain disease caused by repeated hits to the head. The family blames the NFL for “acts of omission” or “intentional negligence” that hid the dangers of repeated hits to the head. The disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), was diagnosed in Seau posthumously through autopsy. Seau passed away in May at the young and tender age of 43 years old from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Check out the statement from the family above, and interesting (NFL concussion lawsuit) facts below!
An Associated Press review in November found that more than 3,800 players have sued the NFL over head injuries in at least 175 cases as the concussion issue has gained attention in recent years. More than 100 of the concussion lawsuits have been brought together before US District Judge Anita B. Brody in Philadelphia. – nypost