Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

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Brain Scan(CNN) — A federal judge approved Monday a preliminary settlement of $765 million in a class action lawsuit filed by thousands of former NFL players against the National Football League.

The settlement will provide eligible retired players with baseline neurological exams and include monetary awards for diagnoses of ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and early and moderate dementia.

There is no cap on the amount of funds available to pay these monetary awards and all valid claims will be paid in full for 65 years.

The settlement also makes provisions for family members of some living and deceased players.

At least 4,500 players are involved in the class action.