Family of former Blackhawk Steve Montador files lawsuit against NHL

December 8, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Lawyers representing the estate of former Blackhawks player Steve Montador, who died Feb. 15 and whose autopsy revealed he suffered from extensive CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), filed a federal lawsuit against the NHL on Tuesday.

The lawsuit filed with United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division alleges the NHL failed to warn Montador “of the reality that repetitive head trauma in the NHL can cause long term cognitive and mental health impairments” all while the league collected data on such trauma. The suit also alleged the failure to warn Montador was intended to "'conceal critical information' from NHL players in order to continue profiting from promoting an ‘extreme culture of violence.'"

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