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Premier League: Former Premier League Star & England Ace Sues FA for £300m in Brain Injury Lawsuit – Check Out

Premier League: Former Premier League Star & England Ace Sues FA for £300m in Brain Injury Lawsuit – Check Out

Premier League: Former Premier League Star & England Ace Sues FA for £300m in Brain Injury Lawsuit
Premier League: One of the players who won the European Cup and had also played for the Premier League and England, is among 15 individuals who are suing the FA for damages in a £300 million case regarding brain injury caused by heading the ball, which allegedly resulted in dementia or other related conditions. Follow all […]

Premier League: One of the players who won the European Cup and had also played for the Premier League and England, is among 15 individuals who are suing the FA for damages in a £300 million case regarding brain injury caused by heading the ball, which allegedly resulted in dementia or other related conditions. Follow all Football updates live at InsideSport.IN

In the recent two weeks, the former footballer, who represented the Three Lions and played in the 1990s, was reportedly included in the group of 379 sportspeople and their families who are suing the governing bodies responsible for football and rugby.

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What we know about the player

This legal action is aimed at claiming damages, and the mentioned footballer is among the individuals seeking compensation for brain injury caused by heading the ball.

The addition of the aforementioned footballer to the group of claimants is expected to be a turning point in the case, as it disproves the misconception that only players from the 1960s and 1970s were affected by brain injuries caused by heading heavy leather footballs.

Premier League: Former Premier League Star & England Ace Sues FA for £300m in Brain Injury Lawsuit
Premier League: Former Premier League Star & England Ace Sues FA for £300m in Brain Injury Lawsuit

According to researchers, the modern balls used in the sport can reach higher speeds, resulting in a greater impact on the skull.

More professionals have joined the lawsuit

The High Court is set to hear the lawsuit involving 15 ex-footballers, 105 rugby league, and 260 former rugby union players who are seeking compensation for brain injuries allegedly caused by their respective sports. Furthermore, an additional 20 former footballers are in the process of filing claims.

The defendants, in this case, include various governing bodies such as the International Football Association Board, The FA, the English Football League, and the Football Association of Wales.

Notably, some of the claimants who have passed away were found to have suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a type of brain damage.

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What is the status now?

The claimants in the lawsuit allege that the governing bodies responsible for football and rugby failed to protect players, leading to brain injuries.

The players, including 15 ex-footballers, 105 rugby league, and 260 former rugby union players, are suffering from various conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, post-concussion syndrome, epilepsy, or motor neuron disease. Richard Boardman, the lawyer representing the claimants, stated that this is a systematic failure by the governing bodies.

Ray Wilson - England 1966 World Cup
Ray Wilson – England 1966 World Cup

Several footballers who have died, including Jeff Astle and England’s 1966 heroes Ray Wilson, Martin Peters, Nobby Stiles, and Jack Charlton, have been linked to brain injuries caused by heading the ball.

John Stiles, the son of Nobby Stiles, is part of the lawsuit and has expressed his belief that this issue will be seen as the greatest scandal in sport. He called for measures such as longer recovery time after a concussion to be implemented. The FA declined to provide a statement regarding the matter.

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