Tag Archive: NFL

Nov 12

First Look at the Tentative NHL Concussion Settlement

This is going to take two installments.  Here’s the first one. Also on today’s docket–Derek Helling revisits an 1857 Supreme Court decision. In response to yet another useless, tweet of BAP statistics, Sheilla wrote an open letter to Chris Seeger as shown below:

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Nov 09

The NFL’s going nuclear in their latest appeal to the court

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Will the NFL’s latest appeal blow up the Concussion Settlement?

EXCLUSIVE: Last week, while requesting a stay on payment of claims, the NFL stated intent to appeal the NFL Concussion Settlement’s Special Masters ruling on “generally consistent.”  The off docket appeal, obtained by Advocacy for Fairness in Sports was filed on November 7, escalating a volatile disagreement as to how non BAP claims and claims appeals should be handled.  Judge Brody’s ruling will determine if the settlement will achieve its goal of compensating former players who’ve suffered brain impairment, or if it will instead, “fail its execution,” as Class Counsel Attorney Gene Locks phrased it in motion filed in March.

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Nov 07

Former Vikings Sharrif Floyd sues doctor for career ending medical malpractice

For additional legal analysis and perspective please see Michael McCann’s in depth feature for Sports Illustrated: A Deep Dive Into Sharrif Floyd’s $180 Million Lawsuit Against Dr. James Andrews Here’s another worthwhile read.  Deadspin’s Dom Cosentino read Merril Hoge’s book, “Brainwashed” and interviewed Hoge twice. He also did the homework and read oodles of CTE …

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Former Vikings Sharrif Floyd’s $180M Lawsuit Reveals Nightmare of “Never Event” Surgery

“Few medical errors are as vivid and terrifying as those that involve patients who have undergone surgery on the wrong body part, undergone the incorrect procedure, or had a procedure intended for another patient,” writes the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in an article describing medical errors in which patients received the wrong surgery, surgery on the wrong limb, or even surgery intended for another person. These errors are termed “never events” in medical terminology, not because the never happen but instead they are “errors that should never occur and indicate serious underlying safety problems.”   An article in the Telegraph states that almost 150 NHS patients have been harmed by surgical incidents that should never happen.  This is what former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd alleges happened to him in a recently filed lawsuit.

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What NFL Retirees Need to Know About Sleep Apnea and the Concussion Settlement

Word has it that current NFL strategies to disqualify players from the concussion settlement can involve blaming the symptoms and effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The NFL seems to be approaching this from the perspective of saying that OSA can mimic the same symptoms and problems of repeated concussive head trauma.

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Nov 04

The NFL has its “hit men” on the attack to kill Alzheimer’s and dementia claims.

Also….The NFL is using sleep apnea to deny claims and requiring proof of CPAP usage.  Learn how to protect yourself in our guest post by Dr. John Flucke.

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EXCLUSIVE: NFL Mounts its Strongest Attack Yet on Dementia, Alzheimer’s Settlement Claims

On October 29, in a letter and appeal to Judge Brody, the NFL launched its most vicious attack yet on settlement claims. The off the docket filings obtained by Advocacy for Fairness in Sports confirm the strategy of “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again until someone believes you,” as I alluded to in a previous article detailing the NFL’s efforts to crack down on dementia and Alzheimer’ claims.

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Oct 24

Rumors

I‘m uncertain of the source, but I was forwarded something that I’ve been told is making its way around the retired NFL community.  While there are grains of truth in the message, there are also exaggerations coupled with some really bad advice. The only purpose in this that I can see is to sow discord …

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Special Masters Ruling on ‘Generally Consistent’ Opens Door for Cautious Optimism for NFL Concussion Settlement Claimants

EXCLUSIVE: Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has obtained a non-public opinion by NFL Concussion Settlement Special Master Wendell Pritchett regarding application of the term “generally consistent” as referenced in the Settlement Agreement.

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