December 3, 2013
The National Football League recently reached a settlement with a group of current and former players, who claimed they were not warned about the dangers posed to their long-term health by traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The players argued the injuries resulted in adverse health conditions, including a disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
The Maryland Athletic Injury Lawyers with ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers point out the settlement has paved the way for a handful of professional hockey players to file a similar lawsuit against the National Hockey League. Reports indicate the suit is arguing the league has not made sufficient efforts to protect players from harmful injuries, such as concussions.
An article published by The Windsor Star stated the suit goes on to claim that league officials purposefully withheld information about the dangers TBIs could pose to player’s health. The lawsuit, which was filed two weeks ago in a Washington federal court, is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for the players, along with prolonged medical monitoring of the brain for injuries and changes in condition.
ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers’ team of Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys are aware of the serious risks repeat TBIs can have on an individual’s health. That is why the firm applauds the actions being taken by players to stand up for their rights to be protected from harm by the organizations they play for. Furthermore, the firm is hopeful to see improvements being made in the safety standards of professional sports organizations.