25 Oct Brain Injury Lawsuit Settlement between the NFL and Former Players
Recently, a brain injury lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of former NFL football players was settled, with the National Football League (NFL) agreeing to pay a settlement of $765 million past players who had sustained mild to severe brain injuries due to playing football. Most of this brain injury lawsuit settlement (about $675 million) will go towards compensating the plaintiffs, and the plaintiff with the most severe brain injuries – such as chronic degenerative brain conditions – will be receiving up to $5 million in compensation. The rest of the settlement award will go towards research and education about the effects of playing football on the brain.
For some, this multi-million dollar brain injury lawsuit settlement may seem like an extremely large amount and may be interpreted as being a leap forward for the NFL (in terms of its acknowledgement of the link between brain injuries and playing football). However, others have pointed out that:
- The NFL is a $10 billion per year industry, so the amount of this brain injury lawsuit settlement is necessarily that much in comparison.
- The NFL has been very slow to penalize players for hitting other players in the head and neck despite the fact that the league had made a big deal about doing so in the future in 2010 (In fact, since the announcement, only two players have been penalized, and the penalty included only a one-game suspension).
- Brain injury settlement does not do much to protect current and future players from sustaining serious brain injuries.
Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers
You have a choice in the lawyer you hire to handle your claim, and the choice you make can affect the compensation you receive. Make sure that your lawyer has the ability and experience to handle your case. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or any type of personal injury and suspect that another party’s negligence or recklessness may be to blame, the Phoenix personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
For more than 25 years, our attorneys have been representing clients and aggressively defending their rights both inside and outside of the courtroom against defense attorneys, corporate lawyers and insurance company agents alike. In addition to having extensive experience handling motor vehicle accident lawsuits, our attorneys are also skilled at overseeing product liability cases, insurance bad faith cases and various other types of personal injury cases.
Our lawyers have a reputation for consistently and successfully protecting our clients’ rights and interests to ensure that they obtain the compensation they deserve. Because we accept cases on a contingency basis, you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free initial consult, contact us today by calling (602) 240-5525.