As the litigation against the National Hockey League (NHL) continues, it is reported that over 200 former NHL players have joined the concussion lawsuits. TorkLaw continues to investigate and provide free legal consultation to any former NHL player who may have questions about whether they qualify.
What is the lawsuit about?
Just as in the recent National Football League (NFL) concussion lawsuits, the concealment of information regarding the severity and impact of head injuries as it relates to long-term neurological consequences. The NHL has known and had information regarding traumatic head injuries and provided little to no support to help the players understand its impact.
Concussions in the NHL
For years, the National Hockey League (NHL) pushed aside the risks and long-term consequences of head injuries its players received while playing. It is well documented now that concussions and other traumatic head injuries increase the risk of permanent brain damage including the early onset of dementia, Alzheimer’s and other short and long term memory deficits.
Long-Term Impact and Similar Lawsuits
The long-term impact on the quality of a professional NHL players life after they retire hinges upon the care and treatment they have access to. A similar lawsuit related to concussions and retired NFL players ultimately reached over 4500 former NFL players and reached a settlement of over $875 million.
Who is eligible to make a claim?
Former/Retired NHL players who have suffered head injuries during their careers and their families may be eligible. It is best to speak with an attorney about the specifics of your particular case and any concerns you may have. Call today for a free, confidential evaluation (888) 845-9696