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 (8/2/2017): A Docket Entry was entered on August 1, 2017 extending the exclusion and objection deadlines to  September 15, 2017The Fairness Hearing has been re-scheduled to November 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm.


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.

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.

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”):

September 15, 2017

File an Objection:

September 15, 2017

Fairness Hearing:

November 28, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

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 November 28, 2017 Fairness Hearing for further updates.
 
*The Medical Monitoring Period will span 50 years after the Effective Date of the Settlement.