NRL hit with bombshell law suit over concussion crisis
July 3, 2019 10:21am
by STAFF WRITERS
Source: FOX SPORTS
The brain disease CTE has been found in two former rugby league players.
The NRL has been hit with a bombshell class action lawsuit over its handling of player concussion.
Two law firms - Bannister Law and Cahill Lawyers - have jointly launched the suit against rugby league’s governing body in Australia.
It follows a torrid week for the game which began when a medical report was released, revealing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of two former professional players.
“There is concern this was caused by incidents of concussion received during the playing of the sport, and that the rules of the game did not take or implement reasonable precautions to protect player safety from concussion,” a statement on the Bannister Law website says.
The two law firms have been investigating the issue of concussion in NRL players for the past 12 months and will launch a class-action suit against the NRL.
They say they are striving to “protect those persons disadvantaged through injury or illness”.
On Fox League’s League Life on Wednesday, Parramatta legend Ray Price allowed cameras to follow him through brain scanning and testing in order to explain the process.
Current Roosters player Luke Keary also opened up on the lasting effects multiple concussions have had on him, while retired legends Mark Carroll and Martin Lang also spoke about their experiences.