Counsel for Former NFL Players Responds to Complaints Filed Against the NFL
An estimated 2,000 former professional football players filed complaints last month in a multidistrict litigation suit against the National Football League in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania claiming that the NFL is responsible for the debilitating health problems that players developed after getting concussions while playing the sport. "Instead of protecting the health of its players, the NFL's response to this epidemic of brain injuries was to engage in a campaign of deceit and deception, actively concealing the risks players faced from repetitive impacts," stated Sol H. Weiss, '72
and Christopher Seeger, co-lead counsel for the former NFL players, as quoted in the June 8, 2012 issue of The Legal Intelligencer. "This case is about providing security and care to former NFL players who have suffered these devastating neurologic injuries, and making the game safer for generations to come."
Weiss, a Shareholder of Anapol Schwartz, concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation including class actions and pharmaceutical cases, medical and other professional malpractice, securities litigation and products liability matters. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1968 and his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1972.