I’ve been watching the hockey playoffs lately, and I was interested to hear that the family of Derek Boogard is suing the NHL for wrongful death.
In the lawsuit, the family alleges the league is responsible for the brain damage that Boogaard suffered during six seasons as an enforcer, as well as his addiction to prescription painkillers.
As a civil trial lawyer, I wonder what the jury will do with this…. What would you do if you were on the jury? Can we blame the NHL for Boogard’s drug addiction? I will be interested in hearing the attorney’s theories on this one.