NHL Concussion Risks

In a case that has been identified by Law360 as a Products Liability Case to Watch in 2017, retired NHL players are challenging the National Hockey League of minimizing concussion risks from its players for decades. Such risks could put players at a substantially higher risk of developing brain related diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, and other memory-related disorders.

Why you should be concerned

Players who have had concussions or head injuries playing professional hockey may be at risk for more detrimental health concerns down the line.  Health risks associated with traumatic head injuries include:

  •     Frequent Headaches or Dizziness
  •     Inability to concentrate
  •     Poor Memory
  •     Mood swings or personality changes
  •     Sleeplessness
  •     Seizures
  •     Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory-related disorders.

What this means for you

If you played hockey in the NHL, you may be eligible to pursue your claim whether or not you have suffered symptoms or disabilities associated with concussions at this time. your potential legal claim.  Zimmerman Reed has a proven track record of navigating and succeeding in the field of representing professional athletes in high stakes litigation against their former leagues, including in athletic concussion litigation.

Our Experience

Zimmerman Reed has a proven track record of navigating and succeeding in the field of representing professional athletes in high stakes litigation against their former leagues, including in athletic concussion litigation. We currently represent hundreds of NFL players in the matter In re: National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation, MDL-2323, which recently settled for $765 million. In addition to providing compensation to severely affected former NFL players, the settlement also provides for medical exams and ongoing neurological care for former players, as well as for medical research.  In a separate case against the NFL on behalf of former players, our firm also served as co-lead counsel in achieving a historic settlement to resolve a class action involving retired football players’ publicity rights. The Honorable Paul A. Magnuson praised our efforts there, calling the settlement, “truly one-of-a-kind, and a remarkable victory for the class as a whole,” and “a boon to those thousands upon thousands of former NFL players who can now reap the collective benefit of a large financial payout to a fund organized solely for their benefit.”

How we can help

The attorneys at Zimmerman Reed are reviewing claims of former NHL players for head injuries suffered during their professional playing days. If you are a former NHL player, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your potential legal claim. Zimmerman Reed is experienced in representing professional athletes and handling personal injury cases. We welcome any questions you may have. Fill out our free case review or call us at 1.800.887.8029.