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Sports-Related Brain Injuries Are Emerging Risk for US & UK Insurers: S&P Report

Sports-related brain injuries are one of the top emerging insurance claims in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a report published by S&P Global Ratings. While the potential risk of such liability claims is rising rapidly, S&P did not …

Court Upholds NFL’s $765 Million Concussion Settlement as ‘Fair’

The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was found by a federal appeals court to be fair, if imperfect. The decision sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent opted …

Florida Researchers Find 40% of Retired NFL Players Had Brain Injury

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury, according to medical researchers from Florida. The findings were based on sensitive MRI scans — called diffusion tensor imaging …

Late NFL Player, Announcer Gifford Had Brain Disease Tied to Concussions

Former professional football player and TV commentator Frank Gifford, who died in August at age 84, suffered from a degenerative brain disease triggered by the effect of repetitive head trauma. “We as a family made the difficult decision to have …

Court Denies Players’ Appeal of NFL Concussion Claims Deal

A group of retired National Football League players can’t appeal a judge’s preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of concussion claims with the NFL they say excludes compensation for future deaths. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia today …

NFL Agrees to Remove Cap on Players’ Concussions Payments

The National Football League agreed to lift a cap on cash awards to settle concussion claims after a federal judge said she was concerned not all players could be paid from a proposed $675 million compensation fund. Under a revised …

Some NFL Retirees Fault $765M Concussion Deal, File Motion in Penn. Court

The proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims came under attack again, this time from retirees who said they would get “nothing at all” for nagging health problems that limit their function. Seven former players filed a motion on …

Players Union Tells NFL to Expect More Injury Lawsuits

The National Football League should expect more injury-related lawsuits from former players, according to the executive director of the players’ union. “Reality will dictate that it’s never really the end of lawsuits,” DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players …

Groups Urge National System for Tracking Youth Sport Concussions

Is peewee football too early to wonder about concussions? Maybe not: A major report says far too little is known about the risks in youth sports, especially for athletes who suit up before high school. And it’s not just a …