Recently there have been a number of news articles about former professional athletes suing leagues for medical complications arising from concussions. It turns out that concussions are very common in sports that involve physical play, such as football, hockey and, of course, boxing.
This year, I have already tried two cases on behalf of former athletes who are alleging disability for conditions that at least partially arise from their pursuit of contact sports.
In one case, my client was a former professional hockey player. He reports that during his career he was knocked out cold at least 13 times and that he was hit hard enough to see start countless other occasions.
His alleged impairment involves depression and emotional issues that he believes have some root in the damage incurred to his brain while playing hockey.