A federal district court judge in April gave final approval to a settlement with than 5,000 former National Football League (NFL) players who accused the league of hiding from them knowledge about the dangers of concussions. The settlement provides for:
- up to $5 million to players who have a severe neurological disorder
- monitoring of all players to determine when or if they are eligible for a payment
- $10 million for concussion and brain damage education
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 170,000 children and teens suffer brain injuries every year while playing sports. Thousands of other brain injuries probably aren’t reported because symptoms can be difficult to assess. When someone else’s negligent action (or inaction) is the cause of a brain injury, the victim has a legal right to be reimbursed for wound-related expenses, but in southern California, you have to fight for that reimbursement by filing a personal injury claim with the help of an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney.
The NFL cases have brought to the public’s attention both the dangers and the frequency of concussions and other brain injuries. Don’t take any chances. Obtain medical treatment at once if you or your child has suffered a blow to the head or if you believe that a brain wound has occurred. A good personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and work with medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and other authorities to compile evidence on your behalf. Quality, long-term care for brain injury victims is considerably expensive, but a good personal injury lawyer can aggressively fight on your behalf for the maximum available compensation. You must act quickly. If you or someone that you love suffers a brain injury in Los Angeles County or anywhere in southern California, speak immediately to an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney.