NFL-Favored Painkiller Upped Concussion Risk: Players

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 3:45 PM EST) -- A dozen retired football players sued the National Football League Monday, accusing the league of pushing players to take a blood-thinning painkiller that increased the risk of post-concussion brain injuries.

The suit, filed in New Jersey federal court, follows a series of suits targeting the league for failing to protect players from concussions. But the new lawsuit is the first to allege that the league and its teams encouraged players to use a potent anti-inflammatory medication called Toradol without informing them of health risks.

Players described...
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