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Concussion lawsuit details come out Dan Leberfeld

Details of the concussion settlement with former NFL players came out on Monday.

The settlement was for $765 million.

“The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease; $4 million for a death involving brain trauma; and $3 million for dementia cases,” wrote the Associated Press. “Under the payout formula, those maximum awards would go to players under 45, who would likely need more lifetime care. For a man in his early 60s, the awards top out at $3 million for ALS and $950,000 for Alzheimer’s disease. An 80-year-old with early dementia would get $25,000.”