28% of retired NFL players Face early onset of Alzheimer’s
On Friday, data released by National Football League (NFL) lawyers has revealed that 28% of the retired NFL players face early onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Details from data have stated that nearly three in 10 former NFL players have risk of developing moderate neuro-cognitive dilemma, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia. All such former players are now eligible for payments under the 765 million dollar concussion settlement.
Since long, the former players have been accusing the NFL of not providing adequate health assistance for work-related injuries. But the NFL had refuted these claims. It largely remained blindsided on this issue and refused to take responsibility for any kind of long-term health effects that are directly related to this hard-hitting contact sport.
NFL lawyers stated that they expect that nearly 14% of all football ex-players have been identified with Alzheimer's disease and another 14% are likely to suffer from moderate dementia over the next 65 years.
Besides, it has been found that as compared to the common population who are between the age group of 20 and 60 years, the former players of NFL had two times more possibility for rising Lou Gehrig's disease, dementia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Detailed information collected on this has revealed that nearly 24 ex-players are expected to undergo with Parkinson's sickness and 31 of the total men may be identified with Lou Gehrig's disease during their lives. This means that almost 6,000 of the total 19,000 players are expected to be part of both the groups.
These alarming figures are the reason why the NFL is facing numerous cases against it for supposedly hiding information about its ex-players' concussions to brain injuries. Thanks to this data release, the ex-payers are legally eligible for payments under the projected USD 765 million concussion settlements.
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