Hockey PlayerBerkowitz and Hanna LLC is constantly monitoring news on wrongful death lawsuits, including those involving sports and brain injuries. The firm is reporting today about a potential wrongful death lawsuit against the National Hockey League by the estate of Steve Montador.

The Washington Post reports that the family of the late defenseman plans to file suit against the NHL over his death in February 2015. The newspaper reports that medical experts allegedly found Montador’s brain to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy – also known as C.T.E. – which is a disease connected to repeated hits to the head. It’s said that C.T.E. can only be diagnosed after the individual has died.

The article also states that the family of the late NHL player Derek Boogaard has a pending wrongful death lawsuit against the league. Boogaard died of an overdose of alcohol and prescription painkillers in 2011. Additionally, there is a pending lawsuit involving 70 players who accuse the NHL of concealing the health risk of concussions.

Recently, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC discussed a major settlement involving the National Football League and a number of consolidated lawsuits brought on by more than 5,000 former players in relation to severe head injuries. In all, the firm will continue to follow news relating to both sets of legal cases.

Please note: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC does not represent any of the parties in this case.

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