Timbers Hit With Ex-Soccer Player's $10M Concussion Suit

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 4:46 PM EST) -- A former Portland Timbers player launched a $10 million lawsuit in Oregon court Wednesday against the Major League Soccer team — one of the first concussion-related suits brought by an ex-MLS player — for allegedly mishandling his injury and ending his career.

Former Timbers forward Eddie Johnson claims the team failed to properly examine his neurological health before the start of the 2012 season, even though he suffered a season-ending concussion the previous year, according to the complaint. Johnson suffered another head injury during the 2012...
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