A settlement has been reached between the NFL, NFL Properties, and retired players and their families, in a class action lawsuit for damages incurred by players, present and past who have suffered concussions. On July 7, 2014 the courts granted preliminary approval of the proposed settlement.
The settlement allows for Base line testing of all retired players, along with monetary damages for players diagnosed with ALS, Alzheimer, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and certain chronic traumatic diseases. The agreement further allows that valid claims will be paid in full for 65 years.
While the above is indeed great news for the players, current and retired, along with their families, who have had life altering concussion based injuries, but and there is a big BUT. Settlement can often take several months or even years to the point where financial benefits are seen by the players and or their families.
For today’s current players who often earn mega salaries, having to wait while the courts handout settlements may not be an issue, but not all players earn those million dollar salaries. But for the average player and their family, the wait can lead to financial disaster. This is where NFL concussion lawsuit funding from Easy Lawsuit Funds can help.