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Retired Players in NFL Concussion Settlement Balk at Limits on ‘Doctor Shopping’

Retired NFL players seeking testing as part of a $1 billion concussion settlement must see a doctor close to home to prevent fraud and “doctor shopping,” the federal judge overseeing the case ruled. Lawyers for thousands of ex-players complain their …

Ex-NFL Players Reminded to Register for Concussion Settlement

A federal judge last week urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 …

Supreme Court Refuses to Block NFL’s $765 Million Concussion Accord

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand the National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement, turning away contentions by former players that the accord won’t adequately compensate them for the brain damage they may have suffered. The justices left intact a …

Researchers Find Evidence of Brain Injury in Young NFL Players

In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is visible on imaging from the players compared to a control group of men without a …

NFL Players with CTE Sue to Force Teams to Pay Workers’ Compensation Benefits

A group of 38 former National Football League players have sued to force the NFL to pay them workers’ compensation benefits for the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) they say they developed as a result of head injuries they suffered while …

Supreme Court Could Block NFL’s $1 Billion Concussion Settlement

A second petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of how it treats current brain injuries versus future ones. The former players who filed the petition complain …

Pop Warner Football Settles Wisconsin Head Injury Lawsuit

The youth football organization, Pennsylvania-based Pop Warner, has settled a lawsuit filed in Wisconsin by the mother of a man who committed suicide, allegedly as a result of suffering numerous head injuries as child playing in a Pop Warner football …