Ex-NFL Players Seek Rethink Of Concussion Deal Changes
Law360 (April 25, 2019, 11:06 PM EDT) -- Former professional football players are contesting newly adopted medical rules in the NFL concussion settlement, arguing the changes only benefit the league and were approved without giving the retired players a chance to review them, according to Wednesday filings in Pennsylvania federal court.
The new rules, approved earlier this month, replace a previous set of guidelines enshrined in the uncapped 2015 settlement, which covered 20,000 retired players and resolved allegations that the National Football League knew about the long-term dangers of repeated concussions for decades but did nothing to warn players.
The altered rules govern how neurologists and neuropsychologists may see...
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