…from a Disability Attorney’s Perspective
EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend and long-time advocate for retired players, John Hogan, has been a successful practicing attorney specializing in Social Security and Disability cases from his office in Atlanta. John has represented many retired players and has first-hand experience in dealing with the NFL and the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Retired NFL Players Pension Plan (and their lawyers) over the years. John was most gracious in taking the time to compose this very detailed and thoughtful overview from his personal perspective on the NFL concussion lawsuit settlement offer that’s currently being considered in Judge Anita Brody’s US District Court in Philadelphia. Here’s your Labor Day weekend reading.
Disclaimer: This is not intended to be legal advice to anyone concerning their own situation or case under the NFL concussion settlement. Please consult your own attorney(s) for legal advice about your individual case.
The disclaimer out of the way, I have been asked by numerous retired player friends and NFL clients what my thoughts are regarding the proposed NFL concussion settlement. What follows is just that – some thoughts and concerns I have from my perspective as an attorney who represents former players in their claims for disability benefits both from the Social Security Administration and the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan.