The latest round of class action concussion lawsuits against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) were filed by former college football players from Stanford, Boston College, North Carolina, Wake Forest and BYU.
The lawsuits were filed in federal courts last Thursday by Chicago-based attorney Jay Edelson. At least 15 lawsuits have been filed since May, and as many as 50 are expected.
Previous suits have been filed by former players from Penn State, Ohio State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and other schools. The lawsuits name major college conferences such as the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten, the NCAA and in some cases individual schools.
The players are seeking damages for injuries they claim are the result of mishandled concussions they suffered while playing college football.
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