NFL Drops Concussion Settlement Appeal
The league withdrew its challenge of some diagnoses of dementia in former players, which it had argued were not adhering to consistent medical standards despite those diagnoses being made by approved doctors and upheld by the court-appointed administrator. However, the U.S. District Court judge presiding over the case did order doctors to provide a more complete explanation of their findings when making a diagnosis going forward. The $1 billion settlement was originally approved in 2015, but it did not take effect until after all appeals were finally resolved in Dec. 2016. Under the original terms of the settlement, the NFL’s ... Log in to view full article.