National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation

Welcome to the NCAA Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation Website

*If you are a medical provider wishing to provide services in the NCAA Medical Monitoring Program, the RFP and Provider Application can be found here.


If you played a National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”)-sanctioned sport at an NCAA member school, 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.

This website is designed to inform current and former NCAA Student Athletes of a settlement of a class action lawsuit titled In re National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Litigation, Case No. 1:13-cv-09116, brought on behalf of current and former NCAA student-athletes and pending before Judge John Z. Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

CASE UPDATE (11/14/2017): The Court entered an Order on November 13, 2017 extending the exclusion and objection deadlines to  January 16, 2018 for a subset of Class Members whose information was provided by Frostburg State University ("Frostburg State University Settlement Class Members"). The Fairness Hearing has also been re-scheduled to March 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm CST. Other than the new date for the Fairness Hearing, the September 15, 2017 deadline to file objections or requests for exclusion contained in the Court's August 1, 2017 Minute Order shall continue to apply to all Settlement Class Members except for the Frostburg State University Settlement Class Members.

The Court has granted preliminary approval of the Settlement and has set a final hearing to take place on November 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm to determine if the Settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate, and to consider the request by Class Counsel for Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses and Service Awards for the Class Representatives.

You are a member of the Settlement Class (meaning you would be referred to as a "Settlement Class Member")  if you played an NCAA-sanctioned sport at an NCAA school at any time prior to July 15, 2016. You do not need to have been diagnosed with a concussion to be a member of the Medical Monitoring Class.

If you are a Settlement Class Member, your legal rights and options are:

PROVIDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION BY CLICKING HERE TO RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING THE FREE MEDICAL MONITORING PROGRAM If you think you might want to participate in the Medical Monitoring Program, you should send the Notice Administrator your contact information to be sure you receive further notice. If you do not do so, however, you will still have the right to participate later. The commencement of the Medical Monitoring Period will be announced on the Settlement Website and inquiries regarding the Medical Monitoring Program can be directed to the Notice Administrator by clicking here.
COMMENT ON THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT Write to the Court about why you do, or do not, like the Settlement. Your comments or objections must be in writing and postmarked no later than September 15, 2017 for all Class Members other than the Frostburg State University Settlement Class Members, for whom the deadline has been extended to January 16, 2018.
ATTEND THE FAIRNESS HEARING Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. You may not speak unless have asked to do so in writing before September 15, 2017 for all Class Members other than the Frostburg State University Settlement Class Members, for whom the deadline has been extended to January 16, 2018.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT CLASS If you are a member of the Settlement Class but do not want to be bound by the proposed settlement, you must exclude yourself (“opt-out”) from the Settlement Class. If you exclude yourself, you will get no benefits. To ask to be excluded, you mail a written request stating that you want to be excluded. (Click here for further information about your right to exclude yourself from the Settlement Class.)
DO NOTHING Participation in the Medical Monitoring Program is completely voluntary. Final approval by the Court of the Settlement simply means that those eligible Settlement Class Members who wish to participate will have the opportunity to do so. If you do nothing now, you will have the right to participate in the Medical Monitoring Program in the future.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Request Exclusion (“opt-out”):

For all Class Members Other than the Frostburg

State University Settlement Class Members

September 15, 2017

File an Objection:

For all Class Members Other than the Frostburg

State University Settlement Class Members

September 15, 2017

Request Exclusion (“opt-out”):

For Frostburg State University Settlement Class Members

January 16, 2018

File an Objection:

For Frostburg State University Settlement Class Members

January 16, 2018
Fairness Hearing: March 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. CST
Medical Monitoring Program Begins TBD*
Medical Monitoring Period Ends TBD**
 
*The Medical Monitoring Program will commence 90 days after the Effective Date of the Settlement, which will only occur if the Court finally approves the Settlement and any appeals are resolved. You may check this website after the March 1, 2018 Fairness Hearing for further updates.
*The Medical Monitoring Period will span 50 years after the Effective Date of the Settlement.