KYROS LAW, PC, along with CUNEO GILBERT & LADUCA, LLP, STOLLE BERNE, LOCKRIDGE GRINDAL NAUEN P.L.L.P, MIRABELLA LAW, LLC, law firms that represent retired WWE wrestler Billy Jack Haynes, announce that a class action lawsuit has been brought in the US District Court for District of Oregon against World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc for concussion related injuries sustained by former wrestlers. The lawsuit alleges that the WWE, for years failed to warn and engaged a campaign of disinformation about the nature of the head injuries wrestlers sustained in WWE events leading to long term disabling injuries and death, the lawsuit seeks compensation for the wrestlers and demands that the WWE establish a medical monitoring program.
Former WWE/WWF wrestlers are invited to contact Attorney Bill Kyros 1-800-934-2921 or visit WWEConcussionLawsuit.com to find out more about the case.
Kyros Law featured on Good Morning America segment discussing the case
Billy Jack Haynes, was a superstar at the height of WWE’s popularity in 1986-1988. He was featured in Wrestlemania III on March 29, 1987, considered the seminal event in the history of US wrestling with over one million viewers. In Wrestlemania III he was hit with Chains, received 20 stitches to the head and experienced a concussion. During that year Mr. Haynes wrestled in over 300 out of 365 days, including 97 days in a row. Despite the financial success of wrestling, the WWE failed to provide even the most basic warnings or health care to Mr. Haynes or other wrestlers who participated in WWE events.
According to Mr. Haynes he and other wrestlers were never treated or advised about the risks of repeated head injuries and were encouraged to “play through the pain.” Through hundreds of matches, despite numerous concussions and injuries he was never once told to stop fighting and was told he would be fired if he didn’t participate in matches despite injuries.
Today at age 61, Haynes, along with hundreds of other wrestlers suffering from long term brain damage from repeated untreated concussions and head trauma, remain with no financial or medical support from the WWE. Dozens of WWE wrestlers have died prematurely.
The lawsuit seeks to create a fund for former WWE wrestlers and hold the WWE accountable for its failure to maintain a safe working environment.
If you are a former WWE/WWF wrestler and are concerned about your long term health or have lost a loved one due to wrestling related injuries please call Attorney Bill Kyros at 1-800-934-2921.
Kyros Law PC is a Boston-based law firm with significant experience representing plaintiffs in thousands of complex personal injury cases including representation of dozens of former NFL players. Cuneo, Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP is a Washington DC based law firm that has handled landmark class actions and consumer protection cases.