The survivors of deceased former National Football League (NFL) player Carlton Gilchrist asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal of the NFL’s billion-dollar settlement over concussions sustained by former players saying the deal lacks scientific discovery that excludes retired athletes with so-called living CTE from receiving benefits. CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is the condition identified by damage caused repeated blows to the head that is diagnosed during a brain autopsy. It causes degenerative neurological symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s, as well as behavior changes that can lead those stricken with the disease to inflict harm on themselves or others. ... Read More
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