NFL Concussion Movie, Starring Will Smith, to Be Released on Christmas Day

  • Date: Nov 07, 2015
  • Category: Legal

Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding, a Case Funding Firm, says that the NFL concussion movie trailer has sparked interest and controversy while the concussion settlement continues to be delayed; however, star actor says he doesn’t believe NFL will object to the film’s content.

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Nov 07, 2015 /prREACH/ -- Hollywood, CA – November 5, 2015 – Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that the Sony Pictures Entertainment NFL concussion movie – starring celebrity and actor Will Smith – will be released on December 25th of this year, Christmas Day. The movie trailer has sparked interest and some controversy on exactly what occurred during the events that led up to the landmark NFL concussion cases. The movie, “Concussion,” starring actor Will Smith as scientist Bennet Omalu, focuses on “the death and dementia professional football players have endured from repeated hits to the head – and the NFL’s efforts toward a cover up,” according to the NY Times.

The scientist that Smith plays is Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist whose work helped diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E) – “a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head.” With the NFL concussion litigation still ongoing in reality, as well as injuries of former players and suicides (including Junior Seau as well as Dave Duerson), the public awareness and new opinions are only going to gain traction when the movie comes out in December. Not only does the lawsuit funding firm expect new controversy due to the movie, but the company also expects that the settlement process for players to receive settlement funds could be delayed well into 2016 with various appeals happening. However, the film’s leading star, Will Smith, announced this week that he doesn’t believe that the NFL will be upset with the content since the data is “irrefutable” in regards to the dangers of head trauma and high impact football collisions.

The NFL concussion lawsuits were brought against the NFL by approximately 5,000 retired players who alleged that the league hid the dangers and risks of concussions. The NFL had agreed to settle the lawsuit for close to $1 billion. However, the settlement has recently been challenged as being “insufficient” and is being appealed on many levels. The NFL also has rights to appeal any claims that they feel could be fraudulent in nature, which then means that cases of this nature would need to go through an agreed upon hearing process. Because no one actually knows when former players will receive their settlement payments, Legal-Bay has recently seen a steady rise in NFL concussion funding applications. Legal-Bay, the leading NFL concussion funding firm, has secured millions of dollars to assist any retired players who are in need of a lawsuit cash advance prior to receiving their ultimate settlement check.

Legal-Bay is currently prepared to provide up to $250K on pre-settlement lawsuit cash on serious injury NFL concussion cases. The money can be used for bills or for Christmas holiday spending cash. The cash advances are on a non-recourse basis, meaning the plaintiff only needs to repay the advance if the case is successful. Legal-Bay does not buy the full claim, the company only advances a portion of the expected settlement amount. Any fees or expenses accrued on the advance will be repaid by the plaintiff’s lawyer if and when the case is officially settled and paid. To learn more about Legal-Bay’s NFL Concussion Lawsuit Funding, feel free to visit:

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Any plaintiffs who have been victimized by an employment dispute, whether it be an NFL concussion, a wrongful termination, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, race discrimination, American with Disabilities, Age Discrimination or are involved in whistleblower or Qui Tam Suits and need a lawsuit cash advance while awaiting settlement, feel free to call Legal-Bay on its toll-free hotline where agents are standing by: 877.571.0405.

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SOURCE: Legal-Bay LLC Contact: Patty Kirby, COO/Head of Client Relations Ph. 877.571.0405 Email [email protected]

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Chris Janish


“Although the NFL Concussion movie will debut to great fan-fare on Christmas Day, unfortunately the victims of these injuries will be left out in the cold while they wait for their settlement funds. The settlement figure was viewed as too low, but done to settle the case quickly. Unfortunately, that has only sparked extensive delays and changes in the process which will have plaintiffs monies tied up for years. We have seen this with the 9/11 cases, the B.P. Oil Spill, and we believe the NFL case will see the same dilatory tactics by the lawyers.”
- Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay
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