Ex-NHL Players Say League 'Mischaracterized' Doctor's Tests
By Sindhu Sundar (April 20, 2016, 8:34 PM EDT) -- National Hockey League players on Tuesday told the Minnesota federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over concussion-related injuries that the league was painting a false picture of examinations that will be conducted by the players' medical examiner of former Edmonton Oilers player Dan LaCouture and others.
The players defended their expert Dr. Robert Cantu's planned evaluations of four former players including LaCouture, arguing that the league was falsely assuming that he is gearing up to testify in a forthcoming expert report about some of the plaintiffs in the litigation suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neuro-degenerative condition associated with concussive blows....
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