The NFL Faces Another Concussion Lawsuit
May 10, 2012
A lawsuit was filed on Monday in Pennsylvania against the National Football League by 25 former players, who claim the league failed to take measures to prevent brain injuries, according to court documents.
The lead plaintiff in the case is former offensive tackle Brad Culpepper, who played for the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears between 1992 and 2000. Culpepper now works as a personal injury attorney in Tampa.
The lawsuit is the latest of nearly 70 lawsuits filed against the NFL involving about 1,800 former players who were not informed by the league of the risk of permanent brain injury that may result from concussion and head-to-head contact.
The league allegedly failed to warn players who suffered concussion that continued play may cause permanent and irreversible brain damage, the lawsuit says.