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Bassford Remele Files Concussion Class Action Against National Hockey League

Date: July 30, 2014 — Minneapolis, MN  

Bassford Remele filed a class action lawsuit on July 29, 2014, against the National Hockey League ("NHL") arising from the effects of brain injuries caused by concussions and sub-concussive impacts suffered by former NHL players. Jon Rohloff, a defenseman for the Boston Bruins from 1994-1997, is the plaintiff and class representative.

Over the course of an NHL season, a player sustains hundreds of hits to the head. These concussive and sub-concussive impacts, when multiplied over the course of an NHL career, can result in impaired brain function or deadly brain disease.  Rohloff alleges that the NHL knew of these risks, but failed to take the necessary steps to warn the players, or to prevent the harm from occurring.  Instead, Rohloff asserts the NHL promoted and profited from the culture of violence it created, at the expense of its players' long-term health.

The lawsuit seeks medical monitoring, injunctive relief, and financial compensation related to chronic injuries, medical costs, financial losses, and intangible losses suffered by the Class as a result of the NHL’s misconduct.

Further information can be provided by Bassford Remele attorneys Jeffrey Klobucar, Lew Remele, or Scott Andresen. Plaintiff and the Class are also represented by Richard Hagstrom, Shawn Stuckey, and Michael Cashman, attorneys with the Minneapolis office of Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP.  

Bassford Remele, A Professional Association, is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national, and international clients in all areas of civil litigation. The Bassford firm is a community of experienced and committed trial lawyers who embrace a professional approach to the practice of law, providing the highest level of legal expertise and advice.

Bassford Remele is proud to be recognized as the Top Large-Sized Minnesota Business and Litigation Law Firm in the 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition. The firm was selected based on the number of attorneys who were listed in a 2012 or 2013 Super Lawyers list within a business practice area, in addition to a combination of metrics indicating the quality of those attorneys.

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