An Experienced Professional Sports Injury Attorney in San Diego

The Law Office of Patrick G. Shea, APC., currently represents several former NFL players and is conducting an ongoing investigation into the long-term effects of concussions and other work-related injuries suffered by former NFL players. We have been sought-out for this task because we are one of southern California’s leading workers’ compensation and personal injury law firms. Our San Diego personal injury legal team has relationships with leading doctors and medical investigators and we have a history of success winning millions of dollars for our injured clients. We are performing a thorough analysis of the relationship between concussions and cognitive degenerative symptoms including but not limited to

  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Memory loss

This research will be used to further assess which entities, if any, were negligent in failing to exercise their duties to protect former players. If players were not advised about the risk of head injuries or repeated blows to the head or were not offered adequate post-concussion medical treatment before returning to work, compensation may be available. Our legal team is more than prepared to take action if safety of players was not prioritized by the NFL.

Inadequate Safety Precautions and NFL Injuries

The failure to maintain basic safety practices in design, production and use of equipment given to NFL players has resulted in a number of head injuries. It is further alleged that NFL teams failed to disclose to their players the risk of concussions and their long-term effects. Many past and current players were never properly notified of their rights to file claims for workers’ compensation benefits and never instructed of their benefit entitlements under the workers’ compensation system. As a result, many NFL alumni have been left with permanent physical disabilities and without medical coverage and financial compensation.

Confidential Professional Athlete Injury and Disability Consultations

If you are a former NFL player with information concerning this matter, and have information you are willing to share with us as we investigate, email us with your contact information and we will get back to you right away.

Even if you didn’t play for a California NFL team, you may still be able to bring a claim in California. Furthermore, even if you have been out of the NFL for years and your injuries relate to games played in the 70s, 80, or 90s, you may still be able to make a claim in California. Please call us to discuss your particular situation and the compensation that we may be able to help you obtain.

We will make ourselves available for a consultation to any player who feels they may have sustained a continuous trauma injury from their playing days and would like to receive general information regarding their potential rights.

We are also prepared to help professional athletes from any sport. As a professional team member, such players are legal employees and are entitled to the same protection and benefits due to other employees in California. Contact us to see how we may be able to assist you in getting the support you deserve.

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