• Seau's family files wrongful death suit vs. NFL

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Jan 23, 2013
    But by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL on Wednesday, Seau’s family is strengthening the quest to help protect other football players, both those playing now and those to come. “We know this lawsuit will not bring back Junior,” the Seau family said in a statement. Given another chance, would Seau have played football even if he knew more about its perils? While scientific examination of his brain tissue only recently revealed the existence of CTE, the NFL likely will argue that Seau knew or should have known that he had legal rights that were potentially violated by the NFL more than two years before the date of the filing of the lawsuit. While scientific examination of his brain tissue only recently revealed the existence of CTE, the NFL likely will argue that Seau knew or should have known that he had legal rights that were potentially violated by the NFL more than two years before the date of the filing of the lawsuit. Even if a jury ever is in position to assess whether the league failed to do enough to warn or protect players from concussions, there will be jurors who are inclined to believe that the players would have done nothing differently even if they had been warned.
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      Seau's family has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.
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      On the heels of the disclosure that linebacker Junior Seau suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy when he committed suicide in May 2012, Seau’s estate is now suing the NFL for wrongful death. The suit was filed Wednesday in California Superior C
  • Seau lawsuit outlines symptoms dating back to mid-1990s

    The complaint filed by the estate and four children of linebacker Junior Seau contains claims and allegations typical of the thousands of other concussion lawsuits.  For example, the lawsuit refers to the NFL’s glorification of violent play via videos

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