A federal judge recently provided tentative approval of a new settlement offer by the National Football League (NFL) to players who suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) during years of league play.
In recent years, legal action taken by retired football players against the NFL made traumatic brain injury a household term in the United States. Once admired for athletic grace and strength, many former football players suffer conditions like:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
For those who suffer repetitive brain trauma from any cause, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a devastating result. CTE has been diagnosed in former football, soccer, and baseball players who died of disabilities or committed suicide.