Former NHL Hockey league players have filed a consolidated class-action lawsuit in Federal Court over concussion related health injuries. The Lawsuit was filed in October of 2014 in the state of Minnesota. Six former players are serving as the class action representatives.
The complaint is seeking an unspecified amount of damages as well as funding for medical monitoring of neurological disorders alleged to be caused from concussions sustained while playing hockey in the National Hockey League. The plaintiffs are alleging the NHL had knowledge and capability to better prevent head trauma injuries to players and failed to institute protocols to better protect players. The plaintiff’s also allege the league failed to warn players of the risks of medical related disability from repeated head trauma and the league promoted violent play that lead to injuries.
Concussions, especially repeated concussions after not giving the brain proper healing time can lead to permanent and serious symptoms such headaches, loss of memory and depression.
Concussions do not only occur in the sport activity settling. Concussions can occur in may personal injury accident cases such as a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall due to another person’s negligence, or a work related injury. Concussions can sometimes cause serious and potentially permanent symptoms such as problems with memory, headaches and depression. Sometimes individuals who sustain a closed head trauma do not get the proper treatment necessary to diagnosis a concussion. It is crucial to seek immediate medical treatment if you suspect you sustained a closed head injury.
If you or a loved one suffered a concussion or related closed head injury as a result of an accident, you should consider speaking with an experienced personal injury law firm, such as the Law Offices of Michael O. Smith in order to protect your rights.