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NFL Brain Concussion Cases

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Russ Berkowitz and Kelly Ferraro Awarded $2,000,000.00 On Behalf of Retired NFL Football Player

July 16, 2018

Russ Berkowitz and Kelly Ferraro have been awarded $2,000,000.00 on behalf of a retired NFL football player in the NFL Brain Concussion Class Action Lawsuit. Our 48 year old client was a highly successful offensive tackle who played for five NFL teams over the course of his career. However, due to the numerous brain concussions […]

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Washington Post: NCAA concussion case settles three days into trial

June 18, 2018

For a half-dozen years, courts across the country have handled a series of concussion-related lawsuits filed by former players and their family members, who felt football caused irreparable damage, sometimes even leading to death. The cases have been either settled, dismissed or are still locked in some stage of legal dispute. But Ploetz v. NCAA […]

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

March 17, 2018

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, […]

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

March 11, 2018

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 […]

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Washington Post: Ten months after NFL concussion settlement, most players haven’t seen a dime

November 10, 2017

More than 10 months after the NFL’s high-profile concussion settlement with retired players, only a small percentage of those who have made claims have received monetary awards, with many claiming the process has been flawed and others defending it as necessarily deliberate. Please read the entire article on the Washington Post website.

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NFL Player Receives Award in Brain Concussion Class Action Lawsuit

July 13, 2017

Russ Berkowitz and Kelly Ferraro Receive Monetary Rewards on Behalf of Several Retired NFL Football Players in Brain Concussion Class Action Lawsuits   Berkowitz Hanna currently represents hundreds of retired NFL football players in the NFL Brain Concussion Lawsuit that is pending in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. To date, they have received significant […]

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Sydney Morning Herald: Concussion settlement cost NFL $1.3 billion

February 26, 2017

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 […]

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Challenges to the NFL Concussion Settlement Rejected by The Supreme Court

January 9, 2017

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 […]

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The Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to the NFL Concussion Settlement

December 28, 2016

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 […]

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Class action lawsuit against the NFL

December 21, 2015

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 […]

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