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Seau Family Objects to NFL´s
$765M Concussion Deal

Associated Press, by Mary Claire Dale

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Posted By:MissMolly, 1/28/2014 4:21:12 AM

The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau plans to object to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because the fund would not pay wrongful death claims to survivors. Although the players´ lawsuits accused the NFL of concealing known concussion risks, there would be no blame assessed as part of the settlement, and no punitive damages for pain and suffering. "Mr. Seau´s children have their own claims for the wrong the NFL did to them. His children are not suing for their father´s pain and suffering, they are suing for their own," lawyer Steven M. Strauss wrote in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/28/2014 5:16:20 AM     (No. 9708426)

Nobody knows for sure that Seau killed himself because of concussions and other football related injuries. The reason you wind up with class action suits is because the evidence is too flimsy for individual suits.

Now these people want their cake and eat it too. Be part of a class action but make exceptions for cases that could rake in more dough for an individual.

The NFL should be making players sign an assumption of risk clause in their contracts.These injury lawsuits against the NFL are going to backfire on other players down the road because the NFL will try to make themselves law suit proof.Fans will get tired of skirt football and the game will collapse on itself.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 1/28/2014 8:51:09 AM     (No. 9708649)

I agree an assumption of risk clause would be good, but the lawyers always find a way around any contingency such as this.

Not one of these jokers didn´t know there was a risk. With all their money why didn´t they choose to protect themselves with good private insurance.

Anyone bungee jumping, snow skiing, jet skiing, or even driving a vehicle MUST assume a risk. Fact is, just crawling into bed assumes a risk because about 85% of deaths happen in bed.

A friend often told me when I was a kid, if you choose not to commit suicide, then there are some risks that you have chosen to assume. Life itself is our worst and most prevalent risk.

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