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Dying NFL QB’s Children Join Concussion MDL

Law360, New York (February 24, 2016, 3:53 PM EST) -- The family of retired NFL player Rudy Bukich joined multidistrict litigation against the league and helmet maker Riddell in Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday, echoing an increasingly common refrain: The NFL and the helmet maker knew football caused the injuries now threatening Bukich's life and did nothing about it.

The two sons and two daughters of the 85-year-old Bukich, who quarterbacked four NFL teams between 1953 and 1968, claim the NFL’s and helmet maker’s inaction has deprived them of consortium with their father, saying though he is...
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