Joe Horn, 11 Other ex-NFL Players Sue League Over Toradol Use | Bob's Blitz

Joe Horn, 11 Other ex-NFL Players Sue League Over Toradol Use

12 retired NFL players [including ex-New Orleans Saints WR Joe Horn, Matt Joyce and Jerome Pathon] have sued the NFL claiming they suffer from "anxiety, depression, short-term memory loss, severe headaches, sleeping problems and dizziness, according to Christopher A. Seeger, the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs."

The players trace the above maladies to teams giving them the painkiller Toradol, which the suit claims “can prevent the feeling of injury.” indicates that "Toradol is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Toradol is used short-term (5 days or less) to treat moderate to severe pain, usually after surgery." Adding that it should not be used if you have "a closed head injury or bleeding in your brain" and that it can cause "long-term use of Toradol can damage your kidneys or cause bleeding."

“The plaintiffs have described the situation as one of being in a pregame locker room with players lining up to receive injections of Toradol in a ‘cattle call’ with no warnings of any sort being given, no distinguishing between different medical conditions of the players, and regardless of whether the player had an injury of any kind,” the suit alleges.

“We took it like clockwork. They don’t meet with you to tell you what will happen five years later. Had I known that there were going to be complications, I wouldn’t have taken the shots,” Horn said.

“The N.F.L. has long made player safety a priority and continues to do so,” league spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement. “Any allegation that the NFL intentionally sought to mislead players has no merit. It stands in contrast to the league’s actions to better protect players and advance the science and medical understanding of the management and treatment of concussions.”

Moral of the suit: Adults? Do not line up like cattle and take injections without getting and reading a full Drug Fact Sheet...

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