"The NFL's Concussion Lawsuit Should Have Shamed the League. It Won't," Concussion Litigation Reporter November 2013
“The concussion controversy hovering over the National Football League partly dissipated in late August when it was announced the League had settled the lawsuit filed by numerous former players in the neighborhood of $765 million,” writes Saleel V. Sabnis, an attorney in Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability Practice Group.
“Settlement agreements rarely mandate that a defendant admit fault, and therefore the NFL will never have to speak to what it knew about the connection between its sport and traumatic brain injuries or when it knew it. This is of little consequence to most of the ravenous public eager for next week’s fresh schedule of hard hitting games almost guaranteed to yield a new generation of wounded players.”
In this article, Saleel examines the findings of the recently released book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth and the potential impact of the concussion chapter on the future of the league.
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- Saleel V. Sabnis, “The NFL’s Concussion Lawsuit Should Have Shamed the League. It Won’t,” Concussion Litigation Reporter, November 2013 (subscription required)