NFL concussion-related lawsuits may change after death of Ray Easterling

Former Atlanta Falcon player, Ray Easterling, was one of the lead plaintiffs in a personal injury lawsuit against the National Football League that stated that the organization’s carelessness caused football players to suffer serious head injuries when not protected after concussions occurred.

Last week, the 62-year-old Easterling was found dead in his home after suffering from what looks like a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His family stated that Easterling has been struggling mentally for the past six  months.

Easterling was one of six football players who was involved in a suit representing over 1,260 former NFL players. The lawsuit may now change from a personal injury lawsuit to a wrongful death lawsuit.