Anapol Schwartz attorneys Sol H. Weiss and Larry E. Coben are leaders in the National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation. This important legal action will affect players in the NFL and may play a pivotal role toward addressing concussions in sports generally.
Weiss serves as Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel in the NFL concussion multidistrict litigation. He is a nationally recognized personal injury attorney who has won substantial verdicts and settlements against large, powerful companies for more than 41 years. Weiss has served in various leadership capacities as a personal injury lawyer, including Co-Lead Counsel in the Fen-Phen litigation, which settled for $4.8 billion.
Weiss and Coben filed the first of the federal concussion lawsuits in Philadelphia in 2011. Coben serves on the Executive Committee in the NFL concussion litigation. He has been an authority on traumatic brain injury lawsuits for more than 40 years. Coben has secured multi-million-dollar verdicts on behalf of clients who suffered head and spinal cord damage resulting from sports injuries, car accidents and defective products.
NFL concussions have been witnessed by millions of spectators every year, but few have seen how these devastating impacts affect the long term health and well-being of the players and their families. Football concussions may be unavoidable in the short-term, but reasonable care by those who manage players can minimize the damage done and possibly prevent long-term consequences.