Former Blackhawk among players suing NHL over concussions

Former Blackhawk among players suing NHL over concussions
November 26, 2013, 1:30 pm
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By Evan Moore

Ten former players have brought a class-action lawsuit against the NHL.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington. The players are seeking court-approved medical monitoring for their brain trauma and/or injuries.

The 10 former players include Gary Leeman, Brad Aitken, Darren Banks, Curt Bennett, Richard Dunn, Warren Holmes, Bob Manno, Blair Stewart, Morris Titanic and Rick Vaive.

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Vaive played for the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1987-1988 season.

The players named in the lawsuit believe the NHL hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions.

The former players also claim that the NHL purposely concealed the risks of brain injuries by exposing them to unnecessary dangers.

Earlier this year, the NFL settled a class-action lawsuit brought up on similar grounds for $765 million.

Here is the PDF of the lawsuit.