Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

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    Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/boogaard-family-sues-nhl-sons-162020100--nhl.html

    ''The NHL drafted Derek Boogaard because it wanted his massive body to fight in order to enhance ratings, earnings and exposure,'' Gibbs said. ''Then, once he became addicted to these narcotics, the NHL promised his family that it would take care of him. It failed.''

    I think this gets settled out of court because of the noise it would cause the NHL if it went to court. I don't think Bettman and Board of Directors want any kind of noise or scaring off advertisers. The attorney for the family files the complaint at the right time that is for sure.

    My question - Does the family really have a case ? Can they prove that Derek didn't have a problem with drugs and alcohol before the death ?

     

     
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    Re: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    the guy had a million fights all through his junior years too, how are you going to tell when the brain damage started

     
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    Re: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    The NHL didn't force the man to drink.  The NHL didn't force him to take drugs.  The NHL didn't force him to mix the two.  The NHL isn't at fault here.

    They've have a better case suing the alcohol and drug companies.

     
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    Re: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    The family is rightfully upset because their son died. To blame the NHL for his drug and alcohol problems is a stretch and could be used by any employee against any employer. The family wants to make money from their sons death, a lawyer says they have a case, go figure$$$$$! Boogaard obviously didn't save any money for his family to spend hence the court case, i don't see the NHL settling out of court as a dangerous precedent will have been set and its a slippery slope from there. The Boogaards will have their day in court but i don't see them winning.

     
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    Re: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    Another ambulance chasing lawyer at work here

     
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    Re: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    The only way it seems they have a case is if there is enough evidence that NHL medical personnel knowingly ignored warning signs to convince a jury that the occurrence of negligence was more likely than not.

     

    Edit: Unless the case requirements are different wherever the case is filed.

     
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    Re: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    This is all Bull Shut. They never complained when their son was making the hundreds of thounsads of dollars and they had a beautiful lifestyle. Now they running out of money and sueing the league?? Really?? Nothing pisses me off more then when people sue any of the major sports leagues. Alot of these kids today go to College to try to get a Major contract from a Majot team so they can live the dream. In doing so. They all know or should be told by then what the consequences are if they play a Major sport. Yet, these kids dont care. They only think of the dollars signs. They only think of spending all the money on jewelry, huge houses that sleep 100 people but only 4 live there, they buy cars, and everything else you can think of. Should their parents or anyone tell them they dont need most of that crap and save their money so when they retire they need that money. Or in this case maybe use the money and get HELP??? Sue for how much? Will that bring your kid back? Sue just so people can talk BULL SHUT about you? That the only reason you live the way you do is that you used your dead sons poor decision making to make money?? Really?? Really???

     
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    Re: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    It was tragic that he passed, but he basically killed himself. Another example of a frivolous lawsuit that must be dealt with, costing time/money. The family, and lawyer involved, should be ashamed. To be honest, if he had any talent at all, he wouldn't have had to fight for a living. Then again, if he couldn't fight he would have had to get a real job at a small percentage of his overpriced salary. Unbelievable, well, not really....

     
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    Re: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    In response to DrCC's comment:

    The only way it seems they have a case is if there is enough evidence that NHL medical personnel knowingly ignored warning signs to convince a jury that the occurrence of negligence was more likely than not.

     

    Edit: Unless the case requirements are different wherever the case is filed.




    more to the fact the teams medical personal not the nhl. Certanly something here and we all know how sympathtic a jury can be, so who ever mentioned an out of court settlement of some kind i agree with, the nhl or teams do now need this in the hands of a jury.

     
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    Re: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

    If Player A gets a speeding ticket while going 150 in his DB7, he should sue the league.  It's their fault he has the car, and someone should have been there to remind continuously him that going 150 is a bad idea.

     
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