After decades of denial, the National Football League (NFL) is finally admitting that professional football players are more likely to suffer brain injury and cognitive problems than the general population. While the NFL has for years disputed evidence to the contrary, this admission comes as the NFL is seeking a settlement with 5,000 former players who sued the league.
According to a recent article in the New York Times, a team of actuaries hired by the NFL found as part of the settlement case that one in three professional football players are expected to experience some kind of brain injury in their lifetime. Furthermore, the NFL’s own actuaries found that in players under the age of 50, the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is 8 times that of the general population, and for players ages 50 to 54, the rate is almost 15 times as high.
Traumatic brain injury can cause a host of symptoms, including extreme aggression, seizures, and loss of coordination. These injuries often require lifelong treatment and therapies.
Brain injuries are serious. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury because of the negligence or oversight of another person or organization, it is your right under the law to seek compensation. With more than two decades of experience handling brain injury cases, Mickey Fine has the background necessary to aggressively fight for your rights.
Please contact The Law Offices of Mickey Fine today to arrange your free consultation. Mr. Fine serves clients in the Bakersfield, California area.