Are you a retired NFL® player? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
- The NFL® has agreed to a settlement compensating its former players and their families.
- $765 million to be paid to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.
- You or your family may still be eligible for compensation!
- Don’t delay! Your time to file a claim may be limited.
Right now, the National Football League is one of the most popular sports in the United States. The league makes billions of dollars annually, and some players may be sacrificing their long-term health and livelihoods for the profitability of the game. Even with significant medical evidence that concussions and repeated blows to the head can lead to serious long-term health problems, we believe that some players were not adequately informed of the potential health risks. While retired players have suffered for years with cases of dementia, reduced mental capacity, mental illness, and other serious health problems, the league is just now starting to acknowledge the long term adverse effects of repeated head trauma.
A recent study conducted at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy discovered evidence that a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a severe degenerative brain disease, had been found in the brains of 14 of 15 deceased former NFL® players. Their cases shared a common thread: repeated concussions, sub-concussive blows to the head, or both, according to the study. CTE is characterized by a progressive deterioration in mental capabilities. It begins with mild memory loss and lessened concentration, and can progress towards symptoms of Parkinson’s disease to full‐blown dementia and speech abnormalities.
Researchers in neurology at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago conducted a study where the findings suggest that mild, repeated blows to the head, like the kind suffered by many NFL® players during their careers, may predispose people to dementia. These new findings come from follow-up research to a 2005 study that revealed retired football players appeared to be at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
The NFL should be held responsible for failing to inform players of the long-term health risks associated with head trauma. The money the league makes today in no way justifies the risks it imposed on former players. We want to help you get the compensation and care you and your family deserve for the sacrifices you were forced to make.