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Boston Globe: Denied benefits, delayed payments, and the bureaucratic roadblocks of the NFL’s concussion settlement

On festive holidays, Ronnie Lippett, one of the hardest-hitting defensive backs in New England Patriots history, eats alone in his room because the sounds of family celebrations disorient and disturb him. He never leaves his home outside Boston without a small spiral notebook that contains his precise itinerary, floor plans of the buildings he visits, … Continued

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New York Post: Brain injuries haunt Patriots players from 3 Super Bowl teams

Forty-two players on the New England Patriots first three Super Bowl teams are part of a class-action lawsuit against the NFL and helmet maker Riddell alleging that they have symptoms of brain injuries caused by repetitive blows to the head during games and practices, according to a report. Please read the entire article on the … Continued

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NFL Player Receives Award in Brain Concussion Class Action Lawsuit

We currently represent hundreds of retired NFL football players in the NFL Brain Concussion Lawsuit which is pending in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. We are pleased to announce that the Claims Commission overseeing the settlement of the class action has notified us that one of our players has received the first monetary award in … Continued

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Sydney Morning Herald: Concussion settlement cost NFL $1.3 billion

With James McManus launching proceedings against the Newcastle Knights, rugby league is entering similar waters that the NFL and other sports have already sailed. After years of former players being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other serious brain injuries, a $US1 billion ($1.3 billion) settlement was agreed in a class action against the NFL to … Continued

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Challenges to the NFL Concussion Settlement Rejected by The Supreme Court

Connecticut Attorney Serving those with Sports-Related Head Injuries The National Football League (NFL) made headlines last year when it announced that it had reached a settlement for the head trauma and injuries which players had suffered over the last few years. The class action lawsuit was filed by former players who accused the NFL of … Continued

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The Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to the NFL Concussion Settlement

The National Football League (NFL) made headlines last year when they announced that they had reached a settlement for the head trauma and injuries players had suffered over the last few years. The class action lawsuit was filed by former players that accused the NFL of covering up what they knew about players’ head injuries … Continued

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Class action lawsuit against the NFL

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is being retained by many former NFL players to represent them as plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit pending against the National Football League in Federal Court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This landmark class action lawsuit involves many of the biggest names in professional football who are now retired and living with … Continued

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Berkowitz Hanna Notes Chris Borland’s Retirement from the NFL Citing Fear of Brain Damage

As with other legal topics, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC has been monitoring national media coverage over the ongoing discussion of football-related injuries and fatalities. A recent CNN story on NFL rookie Chris Borland deciding to retire over concerns about long-term effects of concussions is an interesting—and possibly ground-breaking—player response to this issue. According to CNN, Borland suffered a minor … Continued