A new data has revealed some glaring facts about the former NFL players. It says nearly three in 10 ex-NFL players will develop moderate neurocognitive problems including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The actuarial data, which was made public on Friday, was prepared for the lawyers of former players to address some of the complaints raised so far against the NFL.
According to the actuary’s estimations, the former players of NFL were at twice the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Parkinson’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease as comparison to the general population who are between the age group 20 and 60.
With the new revelations, the ex-payers are liable for payments under the proposed USD 765 million concussion settlement.
As per the data, 14 percent of all the former players are expected to develop Alzheimer’s, while the another 14 percent are likely to be diagnosed with moderate dementia over the next 65 years period.
The data said that presently more than 19,000 former NFL players are still living. If go by the study’s findings, nearly 6,000 of the total 19,000 players are expected to be part of both the groups.
According to the data, another 24 ex-players are expected to suffer with Parkinson’s disease and 31 of the total men may be diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease during their lives.
NFL is facing several cases against it for of allegedly hiding information about its former players’ concussions to brain injuries.
The actuarial data will be presented before senior US District Judge Anita B. Brody, who is presiding over the class-action lawsuit in Philadelphia that has levied accusations against the NFL.
The proposed settlement includes USD 675 million for player awards, USD 75 million for baseline assessments, USD 10 million for research and USD 5 million for public notice. The settlement plan doesn’t cover the current players.
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