Objectors Want NFL Concussion Deal Expanded Further
By Dan Packel (November 19, 2015, 2:16 PM EST) -- Former players objecting to the National Football League's uncapped settlement for head injuries sustained as a result of football told the Third Circuit on Thursday that the deal should be renegotiated to include payments for future sufferers of a degenerative brain condition.
At oral arguments, lawyers representing several groups of players and individuals opposed to the agreement said that the deal erred by extinguishing potential claims from players diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Currently, the scientific consensus is that the disease cannot be diagnosed in the living, but the objectors say that this could change in as soon as five years....
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