NFL Concussion Movie Starring Will Smith, says Legal-Bay

Law Cash Advance Firm says that the trailer for the new Sony Pictures Entertainment NFL Concussion movie has sparked interest and controversy, and should bring the ongoing NFL Concussion settlement process to light.

Sep 23, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that the Sony Pictures Entertainment NFL concussion movie will be released later this year. The company reports that the trailer has sparked interest and some controversy on exactly what happened involving the events leading up to the landmark cases. The movie, "Concussion," starring actor Will Smith as scientist Bennet Omalu, focuses on "the death and dementia professional football players have endured from repeated hits to the head – and the NFL's efforts toward a cover up," according to the NY Times. The scientist Will Smith plays, Bennet Omalu, is a forensic pathologist whose work helped diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E) – "a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head." With the NFL concussion litigation ongoing in reality, and injuries of former players, as well as suicides (including Junior Seau as well as Dave Duerson), the public awareness and new opinions are only going to grow when the movie is released in December. The lawsuit funding firm expects new controversy due to the movie, and that the settlement process for players getting paid is quite arduous and could be delayed for well into 2016 with various appeals happening. 

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The NFL agreed to settle the lawsuit for close to $1 billion over time, brought against them by approximately 5,000 retired players who alleged the NFL hid the dangers and risks of concussions. However, the settlement has recently been challenged as being insufficient and is being appealed. Coupled with the fact that the NFL also has rights to appeal any claims that they feel could be fraudulent in nature, which cases of this nature would need to go through an agreed upon hearing process. Because there remains so many questions as to when players will receive actual payments, Legal-Bay has seen a steady rise in applications for NFL concussion funding of late. Legal-Bay, the leading NFL concussion funding firm, has secured millions of dollars to assist any retired players who are in need of lawsuit money or a lawsuit cash advance prior to receiving their ultimate settlement check. 

Patty Kirby, COO and Head of NFL Lawsuit Funding at Legal-Bay, commented on the NFL concussion news, "We have seen in similar litigations like the B.P. Oil Spill that although the cases have been announced to be settled in the press, that it is a far cry of not only getting paid, but winning a claim through the appellate process. We anticipate that the movie will bring awareness to the retired veterans who are suffering and that public sentiment will assist with moving the litigation process along as quickly as possible."   

Legal-Bay is currently prepared to provide up to $100K on pre-settlement lawsuit cash on serious injury NFL concussion cases. The cash advances are on a non-recourse basis, meaning the plaintiff only needs to repay the advance if the case is successful. Legal-Bay does not buy the full claim, they only advance a portion of the expected settlement amount. Any fees or expenses accrued on the advance will be repaid by the plaintiff's lawyer if and when the case is officially settled and paid. To learn more about Legal-Bay's NFL Concussion Lawsuit funding cases, feel free to visit:

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If you, or a loved one, have been victimized by an employment dispute whether it be an NFL concussion, a wrongful termination, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, race discrimination, American with Disabilities, Age Discrimination or are involved in whistleblower or Qui Tam Suits and need a lawsuit cash advance while you wait for your settlement award, feel free to call Legal-Bay on its toll-free hotline where agents are standing by to assist you at: 877.571.0405.

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