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Tentative NHL concussion lawsuit settlement at a glance

November 12, 2018
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference in New York. The NHL and lawyers for retired players say a tentative settlement has been reached in a concussion lawsuit brought against the league. The league and players’ lawyers on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, announced a tentative non-class settlement had been reached in the consolidated case after months of court-ordered mediation. The lawsuit involved more than1 00 former players who accused the NHL of failing to better prevent head trauma or warn players of such risks while promoting violent play that led to their injuries. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Key elements of the tentative, $19 million settlement between retired players and the NHL over concussions and other head injuries:

— Each player who chooses to participate receives a cash payment of $22,000 as well as neurological testing and assessment paid for by the NHL.

— Each player who tests positive on two or more neurological tests may receive up to $75,000 from the NHL for medical treatment.

— All 318 players who were part of the lawsuit must opt-in within 75 days or NHL can choose to terminate the settlement.

— Participants waive their right to legal action for concussions against the NHL.

— A “Common Good Fund” of $2.5 million for the health of retired players not involved in the lawsuit.

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