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With the opt in/out date deadline on Jan 18th 4 the @NHL #concussion lawsuit I wanted to revisit this breakdown from @SheillaDingus on the red flags of the settlement:

1/ A potential life & death situation is noted, in which the #NHL says “live or die...

we don’t care, just don’t ask us for any money.” Players are instructed to file a claim from the Additional Payment Fund—if they live long enough

2/ The NHL control of testing procedure immediately drew a red flag. It is notable that the cost of testing is NOT included....
in the total value of the settlement but is instead an uncapped fund under COMPLETE control of the NHL

It seems odd that no one to my knowledge has reported this

“In the big picture the cost of these exams is de minimus, particularly when the NHL is in control of these exams”
3/ To be clear, the settlement dictates that every player who opts into the settlement and requests an examination within 75 days will receive one from a participating neuropsychologist

No misrepresentations here

Upon recommendation of the neuropsychologist if a player shows...
...diminished cognitive function in two or more domains, he may also receive an examination from a participating neurologist

No misrepresentations in this respect either, however NO imaging, such as an MRI or PET scan will be paid for by the NHL
4/ The NHL also stipulates that it will NOT pay for additional testing if impairment in two cognitive domains isn’t identified, but rather these players can seek funds for more comprehensive testing from the Additional Payment Fund....
....The NHL reiterates throughout the agreement, that aside from the express obligations of the settlement, it will take NO further responsibility

5/ Section 9 of the Settlement Agreement sets the stipulations for testing & the Additional Payment Fund the bulk of which relates..
...to testing

Six onerous single-spaced pages present in careful detail the NHL’s limited responsibilities and the unseen cost of availing one’s self of the testing benefit

6/ Testing will be performed by members of Sports Neuropsychology Society....
....Without taking the time to research the numerous neuropsychologists within the organization individually, a quick glance at the website shows that two prominent sponsors of their annual symposium are the #NFL & #NHL

Some executives also have an @NCAA affiliation...
That said, the tests specified in the settlement are well recognized and comprehensive

There is no indication the exams will be manipulated in order to deny claims

7/ In summation, the dollar amount is so low bc a lot of the big name players like Rick Vaive, pulled out....
....bc of pressure from the @MapleLeafs

The last red flag is that without 100% participation, the league of denial @NHL holds the rights to pull the settlement off of the table

Stay strong boys!

Don’t give in!

22k per player for a lifetime of care is an insult...

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