NFL Players' Suit Seeks Coverage For Living CTE Sufferers

Law360, Miami (November 21, 2016, 10:28 PM EST) -- Thirty-eight former players sued the National Football League and its 32 clubs Monday in a Florida federal court seeking a judgment directing the league to provide workers' compensation benefits for living patients suffering from the degenerative brain disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which they say is linked to concussions.

The players, who include Tony Gaiter, Tracy Scroggins and Ernest Givins, are specifically seeking an injunction requiring the NFL to amend its collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association to officially provide workers' compensation benefits for CTE “as a distinct and compensable occupational disease” and for the agreement to specifically acknowledge the...

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