NFL PLAYERS CONCUSSION LAWSUITS
Did the National Football League hide from its players the long-term neurological dangers of playing NFL football? There is significant evidence that the NFL purposefully masked the underlying dangers by sponsoring internal studies based on junk science while downplaying the seriousness of concussions and their relationship to long-term brain injury. The NFL was aware of the dangers posed by concussions and yet chose not to adequately warn players until 2010.
FrancoLaw represents former NFL players in lawsuits alleging that the NFL concealed the chronic cumulative effects of concussions and implemented a common policy to minimize the injury and return players to the game after sustaining concussions. Recent medical studies confirm that retired NFL players face a substantially higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other neurological and memory-related disorders. Our firm is representing former NFL players who have suffered head injuries, and (1) have symptoms associated with these injuries, or (2) have not experienced symptoms yet but wish to be monitored.
Our lawsuits seek both damages for injuries as well as medical monitoring of players’ health to track the onset of these conditions. If you played in the NFL at any time, you may be eligible to participate in the litigation whether or not you have suffered symptoms or disabilities associated with concussions.
NFL CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT
On April 22, 2015, a $765 million settlement was announced on behalf of 4,500 former NFL players. This settlement will resolve concussion-related lawsuits by funding medical exams, concussion-related compensation, and medical research. After over several years of litigation and various appeals, the NFL Concussion Settlement received final approval on January 7, 2017 when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal.
FREE CASE EVALUATION
If you have played in the NFL at any time, you may be eligible to participate in NFL Concussion Settlement, regardless of whether you have already suffered symptoms or disabilities associated with concussions. Our firm are committed to helping retired NFL players, the men who gave their all to the NFL, protect themselves and get the help that they may need, either now or in the future. If you played for the NFL, you may be entitled to substantial compensation: up to $5 million for the most serious injuries. Even if you are not suffering from memory loss or other concussion symptoms right now and may be entitled to free medical testing and financial compensation in the future.
HOW WE CAN HELP
FrancoLaw is already working on our clients’ claims to ensure they are timely registered with the claims program and get players and their families the medical testing and compensation provided by the Settlement. If you are a retired NFL player who has experienced concussion-related symptoms and has questions about the NFL Concussion Settlement, contact us today to see how we can help. For more information, or to speak with someone about your potential case, please call us toll-free at 1.888.213.0761 or fill out our free case review form. FrancoLaw is experienced in handling sports injury cases and we welcome any questions you may have.