Brain Injury Group Says NFL Concussion Award Plan Flawed - Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
  • Thursday, 02 October 2014

Brain Injury Group Says NFL Concussion Award Plan Flawed

On September 30, 2014, a national brain injury group condemned the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion claims as “deeply flawed,” saying it excludes many former players suffering from mood swings, depression, aggression and other related problems while favouring former players with memory problems and certain neuromuscular diseases but leaves out those with other symptoms that can stem from brain trauma.

This came after the NFL disclosed this month that it expects nearly three in 10 former players, of 6,000 men, to develop debilitating brain conditions. League experts predicted they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.

Most of the money would go to former players under age 45 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Several Brain Injuries Not Listed

According to The Brain Injury Association of America in a court filing on Tuesday, “Many of the physical, neurological and neurobehavioral consequences of TBI (traumatic brain injury) are missing from the list of qualifying diagnoses, the settlement’s approach … is deeply flawed.”

More info on the recent NFL payout scheme proposal and its impacts can be found here.

Head injuries are commonplace in sports, for amateur and professional athletes, and not just limited to the NFL. It’s important for parents and their kids to take the necessary precautions when out on the field.

Consult with a Brain Injury Lawyer Today

If you’ve suffered from a head injury, your lifestyle will have changed dramatically. The lawyers at Diamond and Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers understand the impacts an injury can have and will help fight your case.

To find out more, call for a no obligation, free consultation at 1 800 567 Hurt.

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