Duerson’s family latest to sue NFL after suicide
CHICAGO — The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL more than his suicide.
The suit was filed Thursday in Chicago on behalf of Duerson’s youngsters. Duerson died on Feb. 17, 2011, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
The lawsuit accuses the NFL of negligently causing the brain damage that led Duerson to take his personal existence at the age of 50 by not warning him of the unfavorable effects of concussions. The lawsuit says Boston University authorities have determined that Duerson was suffering from advanced brain damage at the time of his death.
The NFL mentioned in a statement that it hasn’t witnessed the lawsuit and its attorneys haven’t reviewed it.
Duerson won Super Bowls with the 1985 Bears and 1990 Giants.