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NFL Super Bowl Ad Emphasizes Safety

February 7th, 2012

If you were one of the 111.3 million people watching the Super Bowl this past Sunday, you may have noticed that one of the big game’s much-anticipated commercials actually came from the National Football League itself. In the clip below, which originally aired during the Giants-Patriots match, the NFL describes the history of football in the United States. Using the tagline “evolution”, the League emphasizes developments in the rules to promote player health and safety. The website advertised at the end of the commercial, titled “NFL Evolution | Health & Safety” includes an interactive feature that details these improvements more fully.

The release of the multimillion dollar advertisement comes in the midst of much heated criticism of the medical supervision of players. As CNN reported just hours before the Super Bowl, the discussion was sparked as a result of hundreds of former players filing lawsuits against the NFL for a host of ailments (mostly related to brain damage) they say they developed because of inadequate treatment of injuries. One of the most notable cases was brought in early December on behalf of 11 former players by Seeger Weiss LLP, a national plaintiff’s law firm based in New York City. With extensive experience in drug injurypersonal injury and medical malpractice, Seeger Weiss offers to review the case of anyone who has been harmed by a sports injury at no cost. Learn more here.

 

Marc Albert Featured on CBS New York

July 13th, 2011

On July 8, CBS New York covered the tragic story of the Davila family. 5-month-old Jeremy Davila died while under the supervision of the Kiddie Academy in Staten Island under troubling circumstances. Seeger Weiss represents the Davila family, and Marc Albert talks about the case below.

Seeger Weiss Rewind: Chris Seeger Discusses Vioxx on CNBC

October 6th, 2010

Eventually, Merck & Co., Inc. reported to the federal court charged with overseeing the $4.85 billion Vioxx settlement that more than 97 percent of eligible claimants have enrolled in the program and that qualified claimants will begin to receive interim settlement payments in August 2008. The settlement was expected to resolve nearly 50,000 lawsuits filed by thousands of plaintiffs who suffered heart attacks and strokes while taking Vioxx. Partner Chris Seeger, one of the lead negotiators of the settlement for plaintiffs, noted: “This is a great day for the plaintiffs injured by Vioxx who will within weeks begin to receive compensation for their injuries. On a personal and professional level, I couldn’t be happier for my clients.”

Seeger Weiss Rewind: Chris Seeger Discusses Vioxx on Bloomberg

October 5th, 2010

A jury in Atlantic County, N.J. eventually returned verdicts, awarding $20 million in compensatory damages and $27.5 million in punitive damages to plaintiff Frederick ‘Mike’ Humeston and his wife Mary against defendant Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) in the Vioxx-related personal injury trial entitled, Humeston v. Merck. The Humeston family was represented by Seeger Weiss LLP. The jury’s verdicts represent a total damages award against Merck of $47.5 million.

Seeger Weiss Rewind: Marc Albert and his client, Maria, on the Today Show

October 4th, 2010

Maria, who was brutally raped in a New York City subway station, blames onlookers for doing little to help her. TODAY’s Meredith Vieira talked to Maria and her attorney, Marc Albert, about the attack.

Some scientists question thoroughness of Gulf seafood testing

October 1st, 2010

Learn more at the BP Oil Spill Network or Seeger Weiss’s own Gulf Oil Spill Legal Resource Center.

Toxic Effects of the BP Oil Spill

October 1st, 2010

The oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is far from over. By documenting what is happening, Project Gulf Impact hopes to create global awareness of the problems at hand, and to help protect, through education and immediate action, the health of the residents of the Gulf of Mexico and others that are being affected by the spill.

Learn more at the BP Oil Spill Network or Seeger Weiss’s own Gulf Oil Spill Legal Resource Center.

Alumnus Stephen Weiss ’90 gives advice to 1st year law students

September 9th, 2010