Highlights of proposed NFL concussions settlement
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- August 29, 2013 - 2:35 PM
Highlights of the proposed settlement between the NFL and more than 4,500 ex-players who sued over concussion-related injuries:
— NFL would pay $765 million plus legal costs, but admits no wrongdoing.
— Individual awards would be capped at $5 million for players suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
— Individual awards would be capped at $4 million for deaths from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
— Individual awards would be capped at $3 million for players suffering from dementia.
— Money would go toward medical exams and concussion-related compensation for NFL retirees and their families, and $10 million toward medical research.
— Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia must approve the settlement.
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