NFL concussion lawsuit changes with Easterlings death

04-27-2012

NFL concussion lawsuit changes with Easterlings death

One of the 61 lawsuits filed against the NFL will change from personal injury to wrongful death following the suicide of former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling. Easterling, who played for the Falcons from 1972 to 1979, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound last Thursday.

Easterling and six other former NFL players were the first to file a lawsuit against the league for the alleged long-term damage they suffered from concussions. They accuse the NFL of intentional misconduct, carelessness, negligence, and concealment of information.

In the six months leading up to Easterling’s suicide, family and friends say his memory was beginning to deteriorate.

Related Posts

Father Arrested in Two-Year-Old Boys Disappearance

A search of a Battery near downtown Charleston was called off. Police had originally been led to believe a missing boy fell over the wall into the water. Now, they…

Read More

Staying Safe While Supporting Businesses

Coronavirus has slowed economic growth all around the globe. Businesses of all sizes have been waiting for the day that they can reopen and begin to financially recover from the…

Read More