If you played a NCAA sport at a member school any time prior to July 15, 2016, you may be entitled to free medical screening and may receive free medical testing, known as “medical monitoring,” up to two times over the next 50 years. You do not need to have been diagnosed with a concussion to be a member of the medical monitoring class.
Current and former NCAA student-athletes may benefit from the settlement of a class action lawsuit (In re National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Litigation, Case No. 1:13-cv-09116), which is pending before Judge John Z. Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The court has granted preliminary approval of the settlement and has set a final hearing to take place on May 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. to determine if the settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate. The judge will also consider the request by class counsel for attorneys’ fees and expenses, as well as the service awards for the class representatives.
To inform current and former NCAA student-athletes on the settlement, a specifc website has been developed to communicate pertinent details.