Wrongful-death lawsuits filed by the children and the parents of the late Junior Seau have been consolidated into the master suit of concussion litigation the NFL and other defendants face in federal court in Pennsylvania, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Both Seau’s children and parents filed suit earlier this year in California.
In January, ABC and ESPN reported that a study of Seau’s brain by researchers at the National Institutes of Health suggested the late NFL star had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain condition linked to head trauma over a series of time.
Both sides in the concussion litigation have a hearing on April 8, the AP reported, with the plaintiffs hoping to keep the case in federal court.
Seau took his own life last May. He was 43.