December 16th, 2013|
December 16, 2013
The National Football League (NFL) recently reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought against the organization by hundreds of players who claimed the league did not warn them of the long-term health effects repeat traumatic brain injuries could have. The Ohio Brain Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy point out the decision may pave the way for similar lawsuits to be filed by other professional athletes.
The case against the NFL centered on a disease, known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Many players who suffered repeat traumas to the head developed this disease later in life. The disease can cause the victim to experience changes in mood that have led to violent acts against themselves and others.
Now, athletes involved in other sports are reporting suffering from the same condition. An article from the Daily Mail states a former Major League Baseball player who killed himself last year was suffering from CTE at the time of his death. Reports indicate the player had sustained dozens of brain injuries throughout his career that led to a downward spiral of drug abuse. This prompted the disintegration of his family and marriage, and ultimately, he took his own life.
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult losing a loved one can be. They are hopeful the discovery of the condition the former baseball player suffered will help bring some closure to his family.