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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:37 AM
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Ex-Players Suing N.F.L Over Use of Painkiller
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In the latest lawsuit based on medical issues against the N.F.L., a dozen former players have accused the league and its teams of repeatedly administering the painkiller Toradol before and during games, worsening high-risk injuries like concussions.

The players also contend that the league and its teams failed to warn them of the consequences of taking the drug, a blood thinner that, according to the suit, can prevent the feeling of injury and therefore made it harder for players to recognize when they had concussions.

The plaintiffs have described the situation as one of being in a pregame locker room with players lining up to receive injections of Toradol in a cattle call with no warnings of any sort being given, no distinguishing between different medical conditions of the players, and regardless of whether the player had an injury of any kind, the suit alleges.

The dozen retired players, including Joe Horn, Matt Joyce and Jerome Pathon, played in the late 1990s and early 2000s and say they now have anxiety, depression, short-term memory loss, severe headaches, sleeping problems and dizziness, according to Christopher A. Seeger, the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/sports/football/nfl-s...
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:50 PM
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:54 PM
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left on green only Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:00 PM
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