Shaun Gayle Files Brain Injury Lawsuit Against NFL
Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2012 – Shaun Gayle, a former defensive back for the Chicago Bears, is suing the National Football League for head injuries he received while playing in the NFL.
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of actions against the NFL regarding brain injuries."This lawsuit is further evidence that NFL players have suffered traumatic brain injuries," said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago brain injury attorney.
Gayle had a 12-year career in the NFL, and in the lawsuit, he alleges that the multiple head traumas he suffered have caused symptoms similar to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
According to the lawsuit, Gayle suffers from memory loss, headaches and other cognitive deficits. Gayle believes that these problems are the result of several concussions he suffered while he played in the NFL. The lawsuit alleges the league failed to warn him of the dangers to which he would be exposed.
The NFL said that player safety has always been a priority and that the league never misled players. A league spokesperson said that the NFL had taken actions to improve the medical understanding of concussions.
According to Gayle's lawsuit, the league failed to put policies in place that would prevent him from returning to play after suffering an injury. The suit also claims that the NFL did not require a doctor to clear a player to return to the field after having suffered a concussion.
Gayle is not the only former Chicago Bears player to file suit against the NFL. Dave Duerson's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the league earlier this year, alleging that brain damage from his time on the field contributed to his suicide. Duerson shot himself in the chest, saying that he wanted researchers to be able to study the damage that had been done to his brain.
More than 2,000 former NFL players have filed lawsuits against the league alleging brain injuries.
To learn more, contact a Chicago personal injury attorney or Chicago brain injury attorney at Briskman, Briskman & Greenberg by calling 312.222.0010 or visiting http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com.
Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
351 West Hubbard Street, Ste 810
Chicago, IL 60654
Facebook: Like Us!
Google Places: Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer from Briskman Briskman & Greenberg on Google Places!
- Illinois man alleges Wal-Mart pharmacist filled wrong prescription
A man who suffers from high blood pressure sued a Wal-Mart pharmacy in Cahokia, Illinois, claiming the pharmacist provided him with the incorrect prescription. Leroy Turner filed the lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court on August 25, 2015. He alleged Wal-Mart Inc. and pharmacist Christopher L. Hurtte were negligent in providing him with the ...
- Marine and two others killed in wrong-way crash on interstate
Three men died in a violent wrong-way collision in Naperville, Illinois. The accident occurred around 1 a.m. on December 2 and involved two vehicles. Ali Erhaima, 32, was driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 in the westbound lane of Interstate 88 when a wrong-way driver crashed into him head-on. The driver, of a 2012 Toyota Camry, ...
- An Alarming Rise in Deaths Due to Car Crashes Baffles Experts
In this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at the rise of fatal highway car accidents.
- Parents, not just teens, are part of the distracted driving problem
In this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at the issues surrounding distracted driving, including parent and teen drivers.
See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: Chicago car accident attorney, Chicago car accident lawyer, Chicago Injury Attorney, Chicago Injury Lawyer, Chicago Personal Injury Attorney, Chicago personal injury lawyer, Chicago wrongful death attorney, Chicago wrongful death lawyer