Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh and Jardine, P.C. has filed a lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL), on behalf of former Denver Bronco, David Studdard. The lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado seeks damages on behalf of Mr. Studdard for traumatic brain injury, caused by multiple concussions suffered during Mr. Studdard’s 10-year career with the Denver Broncos.
Burg Simpson shareholder Seth A. Katz, one of Mr. Studdard’s attorneys said, “Between the decades of the 1960s and 2000s, sports medicine revealed a clear link between multiple concussions and the onset of more serious post traumatic brain injuries resulting in, chronic headaches, dizziness, loss of memory, impulse control problems, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In its role as professional football’s governing body, the NFL chose to ignore the potential dangers and did nothing to mitigate the risk to players, or inform them of this risk.”
Fellow Burg Simpson attorney, Stephen J. Burg said, “ A brain injury can have a devastating impact on an NFL player. Its affects can last a lifetime and dramatically alter the life of a retired player.”
The NFL oversees America’s most popular spectator sport, football, and acts as a trade association for 32-team franchise owners. The NFL governs the game of football and sets and enforces the rules, including those related to player safety. The teams share a percentage of the League’s overall revenue. NFL revenues frequently surpass $7 billion annually.
With offices in Denver, Cincinnati, Cody, Phoenix, and Steamboat Springs, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is a firm of award-winning national trial lawyers, practicing in the areas of personal injury, class action, medical malpractice, dangerous drug litigation, defective products, insurance bad faith, employment law, social security, workers’ compensation, commercial and securities litigation.
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