Appellate Court Approves NFL Concussion Settlement
Posted on: April 19, 2016 NFL Concussion Lawsuits
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s order approving the NFL Concussion Settlement Agreement. While those challenging the agreement are displeased with today’s ruling, proponents of the agreement consider it a step in the right direction in getting much needed financial awards for retired players and their families who are suffering from neurological conditions due to their time playing in the league. This is an important aspect of today’s decision to consider as it may get drowned in the coming days by those who opposed the settlement agreement as it currently stands. As long as there are no further appeals, former players and their families can start applying for and receiving the benefits from the NFL. The reason this entire litigation was started in the first place was to get former players medical and financial benefits. Hopefully that is not lost on the small minority who are unhappy with today’s decision. Our goal from the stat has been to get as much assistance for those former players who are in need of help. Many former players are already suffering from various neurological conditions related to their time spent playing in the NFL, and many more will be diagnosed in the future. We believe the deal currently agreed to will do a lot to ease the financial burden many former players and their families are currently experiencing.
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