Corboy & Demetrio Attorney Bill Gibbs will speak about the ongoing NHL concussion litigation and recently settled NFL concussion litigation at a CLE event hosted by the Chicago Bar Association’s Municipal and Law Division Committee on May 18th at the Daley Center.
In NFL litigation, Bill and Thomas Demetrio represent hundreds of former players, including former Chicago Bear and Sportscaster Mike Adamle, and the families of deceased players, including the late Chicago Bears Dave Duerson and Forrest Blue, in the class-action settlement and in litigation against Riddell.
In NHL litigation, Bill and Thomas Demetrio were appointed to the Plaintiff's Executive Committee by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson in Minnesota, which is overseeing individual lawsuits against the National Hockey League relating to head injuries.
In addition to their leadership role in the multi district litigation, Bill and Tom represent the Estate of former New York Rangers hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard in litigation against the NHL alleging the league failed to monitor the prescription of drugs by team doctors that led to Boogaard's death.
Bill and Tom also represent the Estate of Steve Montador, the NHL player who died at the age of 35 after suffering multiple concussions and the effects of CTE. In addition, Corboy & Demetrio represents Steve Ludzik, who played for the Chicago Blackhawks for eight seasons and coached the Tampa Bay Lightning, claiming repeated concussive injuries resulted in Parkinson’s disease.