NFL concussion class-action settlement update

The class counsel in the NFL football class-action concussion settlement has submitted a status report (with accompanying expert analysis) indicating that, so far, the settlement is providing more benefits to more ex-NFL players (and their families) than had been anticipated when the settlement was approved by the federal courts. Among other data reported, in the settlement's first year (through April 2018), $378 million was approved for payment to class members (compared to $154 million originally estimated). Moreover, 80% of former players registered with the settlement (compared to 59% originally estimated). The expert analysis estimates that, over the 65-year settlement, $1.4 billion will be paid to class members, about 50% more than originally estimated. Read the report here


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