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NFL Concussion Lawsuit

NFL Concussion Lawyers Discuss the Settlement’s August 2017 Deadline

On February 8, 2017, the enrollment period began for former National Football League (NFL) players seeking compensation under the league's concussion settlement. During the first three days, more than 3,000 retired players signed up to seek payouts using a sliding scale that considers variables like age and years played. Judge Speaks Publicly Federal District Court Judge Anita Brody spoke at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center, encouraging NFL retirees to sign up before the August 7th deadline. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the unusually public presentation by a federal judge is motivated by a desire to successfully get the message out to former players...

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Major NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Overview

The National Football League (NFL) has long been accused of ignoring the damaging effects of brain injuries on its players.  Even though they were presented with evidence of the risks of repetitive traumatic brain injuries many years ago, they did not share the information with players, concealed some information and did not take enough steps to prevent further injuries including NFL concussion head injuries and their severe aftermath. As such, they were hit with a major lawsuit to pay for damages and medical expenses of NFL retirees. The suit, which was filed in 2011, is officially called National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation,...

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NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement: Recent Developments That Can Help Your Case

The battle for compensation to NFL players over football concussions has gone on seemingly forever, despite being only six years. Within this time, we've seen a long struggle for NFL players who still suffer the effects from their injuries. At the same time, we've seen a lot of confusion and protracted arguments over how much these players should receive in settlement money. Two years after the initial lawsuit first filed in 2011, there was a $765 million settlement in the works. You likely remember when the federal judge overseeing this case didn't think the settlement money would cover all the medical...

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New York Brain Injury Lawyer Discusses the NFL Concussion Settlement

The National Football League (NFL) has settled concussion and head injury lawsuits filed by players explains a New York brain injury lawyer at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. Back in December of 2016, the U. S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal stemming from the 2015 class-action settlement agreement between the NFL (National Football League) and more than 20,000 retired players regarding past concussion injuries. This critical ruling has now made it possible for all seriously injured former players who meet the criteria set forth in the settlement to begin filing their claims based on their qualifying...

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