NHL Wants Doc To Explain Evaluation Of Concussion Sufferers

Law360, New York (April 12, 2016, 5:57 PM EDT) -- The National Hockey League told a Minnesota federal judge Tuesday that the medical expert screening former hockey players for a degenerative brain disease must disclose his examination process because it would be the first to yield diagnoses from live patients.

The NHL said Dr. Robert Cantu must reveal his methods for examining four former professional hockey players accusing the league of hiding the dangerous effects of concussions and head injuries. Since chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, has never been diagnosed in a living person, Cantu must reveal his method for examining each player so the court can evaluate any potential CTE...

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