NFL Disability Attorney in Denver
Retired NFL Players May Be Entitled to Compensation
The NFL® has agreed to a settlement compensating its former players and their families. The organization is set to pay $765 million to compensate victims, pay for medical exams, and underwrite research related to the long-term health risks associated with professional football.
You and/or your family may still be eligible for compensation! Don’t delay—your time to file a claim may be limited. Contact the Denver NFL disability attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. right away for a free and confidential consultation. We are prepared to put over a century of combined legal experience on your side.
Professional Football & Head Injuries: What You Need to Know
Right now, the National Football League (NFL) is one of the most popular sports organizations in the United States. The league makes billions of dollars annually, and some players may be sacrificing their long-term health and livelihoods for the profitability of the game.
Even with significant medical evidence that concussions and repeated blows to the head can lead to serious long-term health problems, many players were not adequately informed of the potential health risks. While retired players have suffered for years with cases of dementia, reduced mental capacity, mental illness, and other serious health problems, the league is just now starting to acknowledge the long-term adverse effects of repeated head trauma.
What Is CTE?
A recent study conducted at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy discovered evidence that a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a severe degenerative brain disease, had been found in the brains of 14 out of 15 deceased former NFL players. Their cases shared a common thread: repeated concussions, sub-concussive blows to the head, or both, according to the study.
CTE is characterized by a progressive deterioration in mental capabilities. It begins with mild memory loss and lessened concentration and can progress towards symptoms of Parkinson’s disease to full‐blown dementia and speech abnormalities.
Head Trauma & Dementia
Researchers in neurology at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago conducted a study where the findings suggest that mild, repeated blows to the head—like the kind suffered by many NFL players during their careers—may predispose people to dementia. These new findings come from follow-up research to a 2005 study that revealed retired football players appeared to be at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Holding the NFL Responsible
The NFL should be held responsible for failing to inform players of the long-term health risks associated with head trauma. The money the league makes today in no way justifies the risks it imposed on former players.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we want to help you get the compensation and care you deserve if you were not adequately informed of the risks associated with head trauma and playing in the NFL. We offer private consultations during which we can discuss the details of your situation and examine the extent of your injuries. Our Denver NFL disability lawyers can then determine if you have grounds to file a claim or to take part in a lawsuit.
You should not have to face the devastating, life-altering consequences of the NFL’s failure to inform you of the risks associated with playing professional football. Let our firm help you and your family fight for the justice and fair recovery you deserve.
Contact Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. today at (303) 622-5858 to learn more.