Public attention has recently been refocused on the serious risks of sustaining traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in professional sports as nine former professional hockey players in the National Hockey League (NHL) have recently filed a brain injury lawsuit against the NHL.
Similar to the NFL brain injury lawsuits filed on behalf of former professional football players, this recently filed NHL brain injury lawsuit is contending that the League:
- Knew about the high risks of sustaining brain injuries that its players faced
- Did not warn players of these risks or put measures in place to try to mitigate these risks
- Instead, actually promoted fighting and violence among professional hockey players to try to increase viewership and, in turn, boost the NHL’s profits.
The nine plaintiffs in this NHL brain injury lawsuit include former professional hockey players who played various positions for different teams in the League over different periods of time. While all of the plaintiffs are alleging that playing hockey professional caused their irreversible brain injuries, in the worst cases, some of the plaintiffs are claiming that they are battling severe depression and other debilitating impacts as a result of their hockey-related brain injuries.
NHL Brain Injury Lawsuit Settlement Not Expected Any Time Soon
Although some of the plaintiffs in this case are hoping that a settlement can be worked out before trial takes place, it’s looking very unlikely at this time that the NHL will make an offer, as the League is poised to fight the allegations in this case (as well as in future brain injury lawsuits it may face).
In fact, according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, “it’s the nature of these types of cases that once one is filed, a number of similarly styled cases follow. Nothing changes our belief that all of these cases are without merit and they will be defended accordingly.”
Contacting the Boulder Brain Injury Lawyers at Cederberg Law
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury in a sports accident (or in any type of accident that may have involved negligence or recklessness), contact the Boulder brain injury lawyers at Cederberg Law. Call us at 303-499-0449 or email us using the contact form at the side of the screen.
Since 2011, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries due to other’s negligence. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting.
At Cederberg Law, you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.