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GSP Represents Retired NHL Players in Cutting-Edge Concussion Litigation

Goldman Scarlato & Penny represents retired NHL players in a cutting-edge class action lawsuit alleging that the NHL failed to warn players of the short and long-term effects of repeated concussions and head trauma, failed to adequately care for its players after they received such injuries, and promoted and glorified unreasonable and unnecessary violence leading to head traumas.

A number of similar cases were filed in different courts, and on August 19, 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred all the related NHL concussion cases to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota for centralized proceedings. There are 18 related cases in the centralized action on behalf of 138 plaintiffs.

On September 14, 2014, the Court appointed Goldman Scarlato & Penny to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee. The lawsuit seeks medical monitoring and compensation for the long term harm the retired players suffered as a result of concussions sustained while playing Ice hockey at the NHL.

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