This website provides basic information about the National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation (MDL #2323) pending before Judge Anita B. Brody in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Over 4,000 former NFL players and their families have joined in multi-district litigation against the NFL, alleging that the NFL deliberately and fraudulently concealed from its players the link between football-related head impacts and long-term neurological injuries.
Many former NFL players who suffered concussions and other brain injuries now experience conditions such as dementia, depression, reduced cognitive ability, sleeplessness, early-onset Alzheimer’s, ALS and a debilitating and latent disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Other players worry about their futures and the uncertainty of whether they too will develop severe neurological disease and the impact it will have on their families. The former players are seeking recourse that includes a Court-supervised, NFL-funded medical monitoring program, which will facilitate the diagnosis and adequate treatment of former players for neurodegenerative diseases.