CRESSKILL, N.J., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Former National Football League (NFL) players reached a settlement with the NFL over concussion injuries. While appeals to the settlement work their way through the courts, compensation due to those players will be delayed. In addition, assembling and evaluating the players' claims will also take time. In response to these numerous delays, RD Legal Funding, LLC ("RD Legal") is ready to advance a portion of the awards plaintiffs are expecting to receive from the NFL.
Roni Dersovitz, Founder of RD Legal, says, "As Super Bowl 50 gets closer and excitement builds, it's important to remember the NFL athletes of yesteryear need help while they await their compensation. These players suffer from head injuries incurred during their playing years, and often competed without knowledge of the consequences and without the proper safety precautions."
The NFL's Super Bowl is arguably the biggest sports related event in the United States of America. During the lead up to the big game, these former players will be honored and thanked for paving the way for the athletes for today. Once the game is over, they will have to continue to deal with the problems playing in the NFL brought them. The plight of former NFL players has even reached Hollywood. In the movie Concussion, Will Smith played Dr. Bennet Omalu, who found and publicized what is now known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. Evidence of this disease has been found in many former NFL players who endured repeated contact and concussions in their careers.
On April 2015, United States District Judge Anita Brody gave final approval of the settlement reached between the league and the plaintiffs from the NFL Concussion lawsuit. Since then, appeals to the settlement have been filed by some players who feel the agreement does not go far enough to compensate injury. Those appeals will have to be heard in court before any payments can move forward. In addition, the process of gathering documents and evaluating medical records for claims processing will also take time.
For any plaintiff looking for an advance on their NFL Concussion award or attorney looking for an advance on their NFL Concussion attorney fee, RD Legal is ready to provide funding through their post-settlement plaintiff funding and their Fee Acceleration product. To find out more information, please contact RD Legal at 800-565-5177. They can also fill out the application on RD Legal's website, www.legalfunding.com or click here for more information on NFL Concussion funding.
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