Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Kansas City Chiefs Lawsuit Head Game

KC Biz Journal: Independence attorney Ken McClain filed suit for damages due to injuries suffered by five former players of the Kansas City Chiefs.

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Gotta say I love the Chiefs but McClain is one seriously good lawyer.

Anonymous said...

This is why I dont like lawyers. Reminds me of the person who sued and won money for spilling hot coffee on herself at McDonalds. After that, McDonalds had to put "caution hot" on the coffee cups.

Lawyers screw things up for society. Sometimes, they do fix things. Washington is basically a mob of lawyers trying to write and change laws for their special interests.


Anyway, did the Chiefs players who are suing the team really not know that playing football is dangerous?

Did they sign a contract for money that most americans wont ever make...did they think they would be pampered?

Anonymous said...

Yeppers when you make 2 million a season you can afford to put the responsibility for your personal health off on the team.

Anonymous said...

Sadly enough Ken McClain thinks he is an extremely good lawyer. The cases he takes on which involve persuading an often low-educated jury to make a decision for the "little guy" based mainly on emotions are the easiest cases to win in a court room. Then he redistributes his newly found winnings onto the Independence Square (which hasn't been all bad, no one else seemed to care about it until he and Cindy came along). The reality is he is no big deal to the high-level lawyers in the metro area. Even ambulance chasers make good money most of the time.

Anonymous said...

When and if someone wins one of these lawsuits, you can kiss high school football goodbye and probably college too. I don't think a place that suspends 1st graders for playing cops and robbers is going to let something like football take place in their district. Everything schools do is to try to lawsuit proof the place.

Anonymous said...

Why all the lawsuits 5:26? Look in the mirror, it is the parents, we are our own worst enemy.

Byron Funkhouser said...

There was no consiracy to keep anything from the players or the public. Banging your head isn't good for you. Duh.

Anonymous said...

What you don't get is that for years, the nfl denied any connection between football and head trauma. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, they, like the tobacco industry, denied it. That's the issue. And if your kid is playing tackle football, they are almost certainly having permanent head injuries. Even sub concussive injuries. That is borne by research and autopsy in college players who played youth ball.

Anonymous said...

A dichotomy indeed. I saw Bobby Bell limping around tonight. Its like bingo leading to riverboat casinos. Once the brain-injured start winning big settlements, who's to say debilitating knee or back injuries are less worthy of punitive consideration in the long run?

Anonymous said...

My father's favorite restaurant was the Courthouse Exchange. He died of coronary artery disease. Does this mean I can sue Ken and get my fair share of the loot? I see a lot of overweight people there, their country fried steaks are effecting their health daily.

Anonymous said...

Afraid to admit they can't get it up anymore so the y sure over lack of head. Sheesh!