It’s not too late for former National Football League players to claim their funds from the concussion injury class action lawsuit.  In November 2020, the NFL reported that approximately 5% of eligible retired players had received a monetary settlement.  In this litigation, the final settlement agreement allowed for more than  $1 billion in compensation for league players who sustained injuries and lasting medical conditions associated with repeated brain trauma.

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NFL Concussion Settlement Appeals

If your claim was denied by the Court, you have the right to appeal this decision. Cohen & Malad, LLP is currently representing former NFL players whose claims have been denied. Contact us now to discuss your case.

NFL Concussion Settlement Information

More than 21,000 retired NFL players may be eligible to receive funds from this landmark brain injury settlement. Traumatic brain injury is a lifelong, ongoing disease process with no cure. Victims of brain injury often suffer from symptoms including:

  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Cognitive & behavioral issues
  • Vision changes
  • Muscle weakness and other neurologic issues
  • Nausea


  • Moderate to severe dementia (Levels 1.5 and 2.0)
  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • ALS (amotrophic lateral sclerosis [Lou Gerig’s Disease])
  • Possible multi awards for change in medical condition.


The settlement will essentially cover people in three categories: Retired NFL Players, Representative Claimants, and Derivative Claimants.  Retired NFL players include all living NFL players who retired prior to July 7, 2014 from the National Football League or any Member Club.

Representative Claimants include authorized representatives for deceased, legally incapacitated, or incompetent retired NFL football players.

Derivative claimants include spouses, parents, dependent children or other person with a qualifying relationship to a living or deceased retired NFL football player.

Our traumatic brain injury attorneys are available to talk with you further regarding the settlement class requirements if you have a specific question or would like additional information.

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