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NFL Concussion Settlement Lawyer in Tampa, FL 

In 2015, the National Football League (NFL) finalized a roughly $1 billion class action lawsuit that concerned concussions and head trauma individuals suffered while playing in the NFL. Today, settlement funds are still available for many former professional athletes and their loved ones. However, filing a settlement claim and getting it approved is a difficult task, the Washington Post and other sources have reported. 

An unfortunate number of people have been denied benefits that they need for medical care, essential services, and more. Additionally, the NFL has only recently removed “race norming” from its settlement evaluation process. This unfair practice prevented numerous Black NFL retirees from receiving claim benefits. 

Schedule a free consultation with a Tampa NFL concussion settlement lawyer today. Call (813) 851-2286 or submit our online contact form.

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Serving Tampa, St. Petersburg, & the Surrounding Areas

Whether you have attempted to file a settlement claim or are preparing to do so, turn to Stallworth Law, P.A.. Since the NFL began paying settlement funds, we have aggressively sought compensation that numerous individuals and families deserved. Navigating the steps of making a claim and determining what actions to take if yours has been denied is stressful and complicated. You do not have to go through these things alone. Our dependable firm is prepared to go to work for you. 

Guiding Principles of Excellence and Integrity

Why Choose Stallworth Law, P.A.?
  • Compassionate Advocacy
    With a commitment to compassion, Stallworth Law, P.A. fights relentlessly for injury victims, ensuring they receive rightful compensation and support after accidents caused by others' negligence.
  • Client-Centered Representation
    Putting clients first, Stallworth Law, P.A. prioritizes open communication and tailored strategies, ensuring each individual receives the attention and advocacy they deserve.
  • Legal Excellence and Expertise
    Backed by extensive legal knowledge and litigation skills, Stallworth Law, P.A. delivers top-tier representation, staying updated on the latest in personal injury law to secure optimal results.
  • Empowerment Through Education
    Through thorough education and guidance, Stallworth Law, P.A. empowers clients to navigate the legal process confidently, making informed decisions about their cases and asserting their rights with clarity.

NFL Concussion Settlement FAQ 

To shed some light on NFL concussion settlements and clarify issues you might be encountering, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.  Please review the list for essential information about who qualifies for compensation, how the NFL’s settlement determines eligibility, and more. If you still have questions or need further information, do not hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation.

Who Is Eligible for Compensation?

Those eligible for compensation from the NFL are called the “settlement class.”

The settlement class includes: 

  • Retired NFL players: Any football players who have retired from the NFL, AFL, NFL Europe League, NFL Europa League, or World League of American Football prior to July 7, 2014. Players who were part of the roster of these leagues who participated in pre-, regular, or post-season can also be part of this settlement class.
  • Derivative claimants: These include spouses, children, and other family members whose relationship to a deceased NFL retiree makes them eligible to pursue a claim. 
  • Representative claimants: These are any officially authorized representatives of incompetent, legally incapacitated, or deceased retired NFL players, such as estate administrators.

Two “subclasses” are also eligible to seek compensation:

  • Subclass 1: Players who retired before July 7, 2014, and have not been diagnosed with concussion-related injuries or conditions (but may be in the future). 
  • Subclass 2: Players who have retired before July 7, 2014, and have already been diagnosed with listed conditions.

It is important to note that former players who retired before July 7, 2014, are eligible to seek settlement benefits even if they are enrolled in the NFL retirement plan.

What Conditions Does the Settlement List?

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