NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CONCUSSION LITIGATION
The United States Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPMDL) recently issued an order consolidating all of the cases which have been filed in the National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation and assigning them to the Honorable Anita B. Brody in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Gene Locks was among those who argued before the panel for the assignment of the litigation to Philadelphia and with its primary office in that City the Locks Law Firm is positioned to play a major role in the litigation.
The Firm filed one of the first class action lawsuits in the country, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeking to compel the NFL to provide medical monitoring for repetitive concussion and cumulative head trauma for former players who are or could in the future be victims of the repetitive traumatic brain injury they sustained while playing in the NFL. The Locks Firm has also filed separate lawsuits on behalf of former NFL players seeking damages, treatment and medical monitoring for the neurological injuries those players sustained during their NFL careers. The Locks Law Firm is committed to obtaining complete and valid treatment, medical monitoring and all appropriate damages for victims and their families. The investigation into this problem has revealed that repetitive traumatic brain injuries sustained by former NFL players during their careers is pervasive and possibly an epidemic.
In our view, the NFL in the past has failed to address this problem, attempted to diminish its importance, and actively sought to dispute the connection between latent brain disease and repetitive traumatic brain injury sustained by NFL players. At no time was this conduct in the best interests of the players or their short-term and long-term neurological health. Rather than implement a system that put the players’ short-term and long-term health as the NFL’s primary concern, the NFL obfuscated, minimized, and even falsified the risks of repetitive head trauma. The NFL now treats these injuries legally as a “workman’s compensation issue”.
Brain injuries are among the most debilitating personal injuries any victim can sustain; their consequences are often progressive, permanent, and sometimes fatal. They affect not only the injured person, but family members and close friends as well. For many years, all credible scientific evidence leads to the conclusion that individuals who suffer repeated and cumulative trauma to the head are at significantly increased risk for permanent brain injuries. All NFL players are therefore at increased risk.
The Locks Law Firm is internationally recognized for its representation of brain injured victims, as well as its representation of mass torts victims. You may participate in this lawsuit at no cost to you or your family. There may be time limits which govern your ability to sue, so you should speak with an attorney about this matter as soon as possible. If you would like us to represent you, please complete and submit the questionnaire below below and answer the questions.
Experienced, Aggressive Legal Representation
The personal injury attorneys at the Locks Law Firm have decades of courtroom experience which they are ready to put to work in your case. Throughout Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey, our personal injury attorneys have earned reputations as tough, dedicated litigators who zealously advocate for the legal rights of their clients. We have a proven history of earning large jury verdicts and negotiated settlements for our clients.
Representing Victims Throughout the Northeast
The Locks Law Firm has offices conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and Manhattan, New York City. Our personal injury attorneys are well positioned to meet with and represent clients across the Northeast. We are a large, diverse law firm representing clients in a variety of legal cases. Our experience and dedication to the rights of our clients is unmatched.
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