NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlements
The NFL® makes billions of dollars annually and some players are sacrificing their long-term health and livelihoods for the profitability of the game. Our firm has been involved with the concussion litigation from the beginning, fighting for the rights of our clients.
NFL Settlement could award a former player up to
Federal District Court Judge Anita Brody approved an NFL concussion settlement which could award individual players with certain neurological disorders up to $5 million. In a New York Times article, Judge Brody called the NFL lawsuit settlement “fair and reasonable.” Player’s with serious cognitive impairments such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease stand to be awarded the most money based on age and amount of service time in the NFL.
Side Effects of Repeated NFL Concussions
A recent study conducted at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy discovered evidence that a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a severe degenerative brain disease, had been found in the brains of 59 of 62 deceased former NFL® players. Their cases shared a common thread: repeated concussions, sub-concussive blows to the head, or both, according to the study. CTE is characterized by a progressive deterioration in mental capabilities. It begins with mild memory loss and lessened concentration, and can progress towards symptoms of Parkinson’s disease to full‐blown dementia and speech abnormalities …Read More
Other serious cognitive impairments that have been linked to repeated concussions include ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. If you or a loved one suffered head injuries while playing in the NFL, please contact our firm now, we may be able to help.
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NFL to Compensate Former Players
Former National Football League (NFL) players who played in the league and suffer from certain neurological disorders due to concussions may be eligible for compensation under the recent settlement agreement. The actual diagnosed injury, age of the player, and amount of service time in the NFL are all factors that will be taken into account when calculating a player’s monetary award of damages. The agreement states that it will last for the next 65 years so former players who may be diagnosed in the future might still be eligible to be awarded damages.
Why Hire a Lawyer to Help with Your NFL Settlement?
The NFL concussion settlement could result in a wide range of payouts to former players. Hiring our attorneys could help maximize the amount of money you receive from the league. While you may have been advised that you do not need an attorney, please be aware that mishandling any part of your claim may result in a significantly reduced payout or even a complete denial. Our experienced staff can help you:
- Maximize your number of credited NFL-eligible seasons
- Ensure that you see a qualified physician according to the terms of the settlement in order to receive a qualifying diagnosis
- Submit very detailed claim forms that have strict deadlines and need to have specific documents attached to them.
Our attorneys want to help you get what you deserve from the NFL, contact us today!
NFL Concussion Settlement News and Updates
- Former Players Appealing NFL Settlement Because it Excludes CTERead more
A recent article in U.S. News & World Report stated that some former NFL players are asking a federal appeals court to reject the NFL’s concussion settlement agreement because the deal does not include payments to players who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Former ...
- “Concussion” Movie Set to Open Christmas DayRead more
In “Concussion,” actor Will Smith plays the role of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the doctor who first linked the brain disease CTE to repeated head traumas like those suffered on every play by NFL players. The film chronicles Omalu’s struggle to bring his findings to light ...
- Will Smith Talks NFL and “Concussion” MovieRead more
During a recent interview, actor Will Smith Spoke about his role as Dr. Bennet Omalu in the upcoming movie “Concussion.” Smith called Omalu’s story “powerful” and felt that the science behind CTE being caused by repeated head traumas was “irrefutable.” Smith went on to say ...
- Frontline reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuriesRead more
Frontline produced a two-hour documentary which details how the NFL head trauma issue was first brought to light by Dr. Bennet Omalu during his autopsy of former NFL player Mike Webster. Webster’s family goes on to give heartbreaking details about how his life deteriorated after ...
- League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion CrisisRead more
Frontline has done an excellent job documenting the NFL concussion problem. In its series “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis”, reporters spoke to former players, families of former players, activists, and the doctors who are doing the research into CTE and its effect on ...
- Study Finds CTE in 96 Percent of Deceased NFL Players ExaminedRead more
A recent article on msn.com reported that CTE may be a bigger problem for ex-NFL players than originally thought. A recent study of the brains of 91 deceased former NFL players found signs of CTE in 96% of them. The study also found CTE in ...
- Sony Alters “Concussion” Film to Avoid Antagonizing NFLRead more
A recent article in the New York Times reported that in emails recovered by hackers, Sony executives and representatives for Will Smith, the star of the movie, discussed how to avoid upsetting the NFL by altering the storyline of the film. The emails show that ...
- Appeals delay payout of NFL concussion settlementRead more
Out of the thousands of former NFL players involved in the concussion lawsuit, about 90 have chosen to appeal a federal judge’s approval of a settlement agreement which would pay ex-NFL players millions of dollars for injuries related to concussions they received during their playing ...
Eligible for an NFL Head Injury Lawsuit?
Kyros Law Group is dedicated to those who have been affected by Head Injuries from playing in the NFL. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries, then call us immediately at 1-800-848-8545. You will get a FREE & IMMEDIATE consult regarding your potential NFL Head Injury claim. You may be entitled to compensation, but do not delay. Your time to file a claim may be limited.