Five former football players with the Kansas City Chiefs have recently filed a brain injury lawsuit against the NFL team, claiming that they have sustained permanent, serious injuries as a result of brain injuries they sustained while playing football. This lawsuit also alleges that the NFL team was aware of the serious brain damage that has been associated with football head injuries and, nevertheless, did nothing to warn players about or protect them from the serious complications associated with playing football.
The plaintiffs in this case, who reportedly played for the Kansas City Chiefs during the late 1980s and through the early 1990s, include Alexander Cooper, Kevin Porter, Leonard Griffin, Christopher Martin and Joseph Phillips.
According to court documents associated with this brain injury lawsuit, all of the plaintiffs allegedly developed “post-concussion syndrome and latent brain disease” as a direct result of head injuries they suffered while playing for the Chiefs. Additionally, the complaint explains that the plaintiffs each display classic signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
As one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs has stated, “I believe this is a way to say to an individual team within the NFL, What did you know, when did you know and what did you do about it?. ”
A Closer Look at CTE
CTE is an incurable, progressive degenerative brain disease that currently can only be definitely diagnosed after an individual has passed away (i.e., via autopsy). While chronic traumatic encephalopathy typically develops in individuals who have suffered multiple concussions and is, consequently, commonly reported in people who have a history of boxing, it has also been linked to other professional sports players, including those who play football, ice hocky and other contact sports. Symptoms of CTE, which tend to arise years or even decades after the head trauma that caused it, are generally similar to the signs of dementia and can include:
- Memory loss
- Confusion and disorientation
Aurora County Brain Injury Attorneys
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in any type of accident and you believe that some type of negligence may have played a role in causing the accident, you are encouraged to consult with the brain injury lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC. Meeting with one of our esteemed attorneys as soon as your health is stabilized can ensure that you ultimately have the strongest case possible, as waiting will start immediately running out the statute of limitations for your case and could even result in the loss of critical evidence.
Our trusted Aurora County personal injury and brain injury attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling brain injury cases, wrongful death suits, motor vehicle accident lawusits and other types of personal injury lawsuits. We are experienced at helping victims and their families secure the maximum possible settlement for their losses. We encourage those who think they may have a claim to meet with us for a free initial consult to learn more about their legal rights and to receive a thorough evaluation of their case. Call us at (303) 932-8666 to get your case started at no upfront cost.