The federal court case brought by 38 former National Football League players seeking to force the NFL to recognize chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as a covered disease under workers’ compensation has been withdrawn. Instead of pursuing their joint case, the players will file separate workers’ comp claims in individual states. This move follows the December 21st dismissal of the case without prejudice (Gaiter et al. v. National Football League) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Ft. Lauderdale.
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