Of all personal injuries that serve as basis for litigation, perhaps the most devastating are brain injuries. Brain injuries can severely impair victims in terms of both cognitive and physical abilities, dramatically compromising their quality of life. The New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys of the Locks Law Firm have extensive experience in representing brain injury victims, helping them and their families to obtain the compensation to which they are legally entitled from the parties responsible for their suffering.
Most recently, the expertise of the Locks Law Firm in brain injury litigation has placed them at the forefront of the much-publicized lawsuits filed against the National Football League (NFL). NFL litigation has taken the form of multiple class-action lawsuits on behalf of NFL players who suffered concussions during their careers. Locks Law Firm filed one of the first of these lawsuits, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit sought to compel the NFL to provide medical monitoring for repetitive concussion and cumulative head trauma for former players who either are or could in the future suffer from repetitive traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to trauma sustained during their professional careers. The firm has also filed multiple separate lawsuits on behalf of former NFL players.
Class Action Lawsuit against the NFL
To date, hundreds of former NFL players, as well as hundreds more wives of former players, have joined lawsuits filed by the Locks Law Firm. The United States Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPMDL) ordered that all of these lawsuits be consolidated and assigned to the Honorable Anita B. Brody in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. With its primary office in Philadelphia, the Locks Law Firm will continue to play an integral role in litigation against the NFL.
Judge Brody will hear the NFLs motion to dismiss the consolidated lawsuit on August 9, 2012, with a ruling not expected until 2013. The Locks Law Firm remains steadfast in its commitment to pursue justice on behalf of former NFL players and their families.
The position of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers of the Locks Law Firm is that the NFL has been negligent in its responsibility to address the pervasive problem of repetitive traumatic brain injuries suffered by its former players, going to great lengths not only to dispute the connection between latent brain disease and repetitive traumatic brain injury, but also to hide information they have regarding this connection. The firm believes that the NFL should take responsibility for players who now suffer from dementia, Alzheimers disease, and other permanent brain injuries that are the result of head trauma sustained while playing professional football.
Thankfully, due in large part to the efforts of the Locks Law Firm, the plight of former NFL players has become public knowledge. Thousands of former NFL players, as well as families who have lost loved ones due to NFL-related brain injuries, may currently be entitled to compensation for losses and expenses resulting from the NFLs negligence.
If you or someone you love once played for the NFL and is now the victim of a brain injury as a result, please contact the Locks Law Firm today for an explanation of your legal rights and options.