NFL Agrees to Settle Concussion Lawsuit for $765 Million

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP and partners Anthony Tarricone and Noah Kushlefsky, who were part of the team of lawyers that sued the National Football League over concussion related brain injuries, are pleased to announce a tentative $765 million settlement with the NFL on behalf of retired players.

Tarricone, who worked closely with a handful of other lawyers on critical aspects of the litigation and settlement, stated, "We are extremely pleased with the parameters of the settlement and what it means to our clients and all former players. We set out to get justice for former players suffering severe neuro-cognitive injuries as a result of their time playing in the NFL. We also wanted protection for clients who may be diagnosed with serious injuries in the future. We have successfully accomplished both of these things."

The settlement agreement, which is projected to protect former players for nearly 60 years, provides immediate compensation to severely injured retired players and baseline assessments and medical benefits to those who are symptom-free or beginning to show signs of neuro-cognitive injury.

The agreement, which still needs approval by the Court, is a victory for more than 18,000 former players who will now receive care and compensation for neurological injuries such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia and other severe cognitive impairments

"This is a historic agreement, one that will make sure that former NFL players who need and deserve compensation will receive it, and that will promote safety for players at all levels of football," former United States District Judge Layne Phillips, the court-appointed mediator for the dispute, said in a statement.