NFL Faces New Concussion Case In Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of NFL Hall of Famer Mike Webster and dozens of former players suing the league over concussion injuries have agreed to wait to see if their lawsuit will join other similar cases being reviewed by a judge for possible settlement.
Webster’s estate and 65 former players and their families are suing the NFL in Los Angeles. On Friday, attorneys for the players and the NFL agreed to stay the case to see if it should join other concussion lawsuits currently assigned to a judge in Pennsylvania.
That judge is considering whether a $765 million settlement is enough to resolve all claims against the NFL for players who are dealing with dementia and other serious cognitive conditions caused by concussions sustained during their pro careers.
Webster, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs, died in 2002. The NFL declined to comment on the Los Angeles case, which was filed in February.