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Ray Easterling’s death to impact NFL concussion lawsuits

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As many mourn the death of Ray Easterling after he was found in his home last week, his death may also have a large impact on the the concussion lawsuit he was involved in against the National Football Leauge.

Easterling, a former Atlanta Falcons player, was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the NFL that stated that their negligence in treating concussions in their players, later caused them to have long term brain damage.

A Philadelphia attorney has stated that because of Easterling’s death (which police believe was a suicide) the lawsuit may change from a personal injury lawsuit to a wrongful death lawsuit. Sources close to him stated that the past six months were very tough for the 62-year-old former football player because he was mentally struggling. As of now, there have been 61 concussion-related lawsuits filed against the NFL.