While injuries are often part of game, occupational disease and infection cases are rare in professional sports. Athletes lawyer Doug Landau has seen excellent professional, collegiate and high school athletic facilities as well as others that were less than hygienic. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, the Cleveland Browns have reached an undisclosed settlement with former wide receiver Joe Jurevicius in a lawsuit he filed against them after he contracted a staph infection in his right knee during practice. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the pro footballer claimed in his suit that the Browns did not sterilize their Berea facility properly, resulting in his infection. The infection caused Jurevicius to miss the 2008 and 2009 season and lead to his retirement. Jurevicius was one of six Browns players who contracted a staph infection between 2003 and 2009.
If you or an athlete you know has contracted a disease, infection or become disabled due to negligence off the field, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once, as it is very important to get prompt correct medical care and to secure the evidence of the harmful practices that lead to the harms to the amateur, college, high school or professional athlete.