Provost Umphrey: More Retired Players Added to Lawsuit Against NFL

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Suit States Multiple Concussions Cause Dementia and Permanent Brain Damage

Fourteen additional players joined the roster of retired football players that allege in the suit "the NFL did not take reasonable steps necessary to protect its players from devastating head injuries, and did everything in its power to hide the issue and mislead players concerning the risks associated with concussions," according to the case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

The group filing suit (Case 4:12-cv-01296) now totals 46, says attorney Matthew C. Matheny of the Provost Umphrey Law Firm.

Matheny says the suit alleges “These players are suffering permanent brain injury that they and their families must endure for the rest of their lives after playing for the National Football League," says Matheny.

Among the players suing the NFL are Minnesota Vikings hall of fame player John Randle, who retired in 2003, and Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson. The complaint alleges the NFL failed to research, inform and take reasonable action to mitigate the risks associated with multiple concussions.

The NFL oversees America’s most popular spectator sport, football, and acts as a trade association for 32 franchise owners. The NFL governs and promotes the game of football, sets and enforces rules. The teams share a percentage of the League‘s overall revenue. NFL revenues far exceed any other sports league, frequently surpassing $7 billion annually.

For more than forty years, board certified personal injury lawyer Walter Umphrey’s law firm, Provost Umphrey’s mission has remained to seek justice for those suffering from a personal injury, wrongful death or other legal wrong across Texas and nationwide through their lawyers in Beaumont and Houston, Little Rock, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee.


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