Ex- NHL players file lawsuit claiming league hasn`t adequately protected players from concussion

ANI| Last Updated: Nov 26, 2013, 12:45 PM IST

Washington: Ten former American professional ice hockey players have reportedly alleged in a class-action lawsuit that the National Hockey League (NHL) has not taken enough steps to protect players from concussions.

The lawsuit seeks damages to be determined at trial and the players are also seeking court-approved medical monitoring for their brain trauma and/or injuries, which they blame on their NHL careers.

According to The Huffington Post, the former ice hockey players have also claimed that the NHL deliberately concealed the risks of brain injuries faced by players, exposing them to unnecessary dangers.

The suit comes just three months after the league agreed to pay 765 million dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems, the report added.