Lawyer: Supreme Court Allows NFL Players’ Concussion Settlement to be Final

A lawyer for former NFL players seeking damages and medical treatment for brain injuries suffered while playing football says the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection today of a legal challenge to a $1 billion settlement from the NFL means players can get the help they need.

Matthew Matheny, a lawyer with Provost Umphrey LLP in Beaumont, who represented some of the players said:

We are very pleased that today the United States Supreme Court rejected the appeals of a very few objectors to the NFL concussion settlement. The court’s decision should allow the settlement to become final and effective, meaning that thousands of former players will soon have the opportunity to receive the medical screening, diagnosis and treatment – as well as the compensation – they deserve. We expect the details of the baseline assessment and compensation programs to be forthcoming.

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