A settlement fund rewarding up to $5 million each to severely injured former NFL players has been approved by Federal District Court Judge Anita Brody. While the lawsuit that led to this settlement is the result of actions brought by more than 5,000 ex-NFL players, the NFL concussion settlement fund applies to all players who retired on or before July 7, 2014 and to the family members of players who died before July 7, 2014.
This fund entitles all qualified retired NFL players to financial compensation based upon playing time, age and concussion-related neurological problems. While this may seem straightforward, the registration process and required baseline neurological testing is complicated. Working with one of our NFL concussion lawyers can help retired players and families maximize their potential financial awards and also helps ensure that the complex registration paperwork is properly submitted so that disqualification does not occur.