Month: November 2013

Mel Owens & NBO Law File Class-Action Lawsuit Against NHL

A class-action lawsuit filed by Mel Owens and NBO Law alleges that the NHL has failed adequately protect players from incurring debilitating head trauma. The complaint alleges that the NHL has consistently lagged in responding to current medical findings in regards to concussions. The suit includes 10 former NHL players, some of whom were league …

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Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against the NHL

Class Action Lawsuit Leveled Against NHL Alleging Negligent Behavior

In a cross-country collaboration, the Laguna Hills, California based law firm of Namanny, Byrne, and Owens is filing a class action lawsuit in conjunction with Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin, and White of Baltimore, Maryland. The class action lawsuit, which is being leveled against the National Hockey League (“NHL”) on behalf of former players, alleges that the NHL has failed to effectively respond to the head injuries sustained by players. The lawsuit contends that the NHL has behaved negligently and fraudulently in regards to the player sustained head trauma over the past decades.

Ridley Scott To Direct Film About Deadly Effects Of Concussions In Football Players

Ridley Scott, the award-winning and Oscar nominated director known for Blade Runner, Gladiator, and Blackhawk Down, wants his next project to be a drama focused on the effects of concussions in pro football. Scott wants to create a drama focusing on the debilitating effects that concussions are having on our sports heroes, and the role …

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Two Startups Are Looking To Tackle Concussions In Young Athletes

Quantum Institute, with 13 employees, has raised more than $1 million to develop portable brain-mapping technology known as Q-Map to determine whether an athlete needs further medical attention after a hit. Kelly Gee, CEO of Quantum Institute ,and Dan Nicholson, founder of Head Case Concussion Management System, are basing their new businesses around early concussion …

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