NHL Sued By Former Players Over Head Injuries
Ten former players have filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Hockey League for failing to protect and inform players about head injuries.By John O'Connor | November 26, 2013
First the National Football League, and now the National Hockey League. Ten former NHL players have filed a class-action lawsuit against the league for failing to protect players from head-related injuries.
The complaint claims the NHL actively and purposefully concealed the severe risks associated with head injuries sustained from body checking and fights that can lead to brain impairment down the road. (ESPN)
It reads: "Many of the players, including Plaintiffs, sustained repetitive brain injuries while in the NHL and now suffer from latent or manifest neuro-degenerative disorders or diseases, all of which, in whole or in part, were caused by the NHL’s acts and/or omissions.” (Via New York Daily News)