AB3 loses appeal in concussion lawsuit against CFL

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by pikk » Mon May 15, 2017 10:13 am

Was he not suing the league and at the same time was trying to get on a team?
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Re: AB3 loses appeal in concussion lawsuit against CFL

by depopulationINC » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:07 pm

Didn't wasnt to start a new thread but Marc Glaude's retirement was apparently a decision he made after gaining a concussion in camp.
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Re: AB3 loses appeal in concussion lawsuit against CFL

by brianjoxx » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:27 pm

GHT120 wrote:
depopulationINC wrote:... contact sports have implications. who knew? concussions are bad. really?

I get that he is saying that people within the league downplayed the consequences of concussions...but this to me seems frivolous. Most people when they attempt to sue for something like this are doing it to draw attention to a situation that needs attention and create an atmosphere that fosters evolution around it to improve the situation....but in this situation that is clearly already there now and sports leagues are continually trying to improve on the issue now that the long term effects of concussions are out there and better understood. Was that there his entire career? Nope. But was the true understanding of just how bad the consequences of concussions? Not really.


Working "high steel" construction is dangerous, everyone knows it ...... but that doesn't mean that the construction company is devoid of responsibility for taking all reasonable steps to ensure it is done as safely as possible ...... or does it?


BS you don't know that. CFL has made great safety rules/commitments/medical aid on field for all players as there union demands. You can get hurt playing regardless. And High steel work is not dangerous.
If you follow safety rules laid out all should be good on any job.
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Re: AB3 loses appeal in concussion lawsuit against CFL

by GHT120 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:52 pm

brianjoxx wrote:
GHT120 wrote:
depopulationINC wrote:... contact sports have implications. who knew? concussions are bad. really?

I get that he is saying that people within the league downplayed the consequences of concussions...but this to me seems frivolous. Most people when they attempt to sue for something like this are doing it to draw attention to a situation that needs attention and create an atmosphere that fosters evolution around it to improve the situation....but in this situation that is clearly already there now and sports leagues are continually trying to improve on the issue now that the long term effects of concussions are out there and better understood. Was that there his entire career? Nope. But was the true understanding of just how bad the consequences of concussions? Not really.


Working "high steel" construction is dangerous, everyone knows it ...... but that doesn't mean that the construction company is devoid of responsibility for taking all reasonable steps to ensure it is done as safely as possible ...... or does it?


BS you don't know that. CFL has made great safety rules/commitments/medical aid on field for all players as there union demands. You can get hurt playing regardless. And High steel work is not dangerous.
If you follow safety rules laid out all should be good on any job.


My perspective was in terms of the CFL/NHL/NFL really doing little to realistically/effectively discourage reckless and dangerous hits. They may take good care of them once injured, but IMO prevention is more important.

And my "high steel" example was in the context that safety regulations exist to reduce the likelihood of injury in that industry ... prevention means there is not an injury to treat.
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Re: AB3 loses appeal in concussion lawsuit against CFL

by robsawatsky » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:09 am

Makes we wonder how sports like boxing and MMA will eventually evolve with this even though it is essentially mutually consensual assault?
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Re: AB3 loses appeal in concussion lawsuit against CFL

by slimjim2 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:25 am

robsawatsky wrote:Makes we wonder how sports like boxing and MMA will eventually evolve with this even though it is essentially mutually consensual assault?


The big difference is that punches to the head are legal and part of the sport in MMA and boxing.

In football, punches to the head or any blow to the head are illegal and not part of the sport.
A lawyer can argue that a player was hit in the head too many times and the league did nothing to stop it, and they didn't give the player compensation for being the victim of illegal blows to the head.
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Re: AB3 loses appeal in concussion lawsuit against CFL

by brianjoxx » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:19 pm

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Re: AB3 loses appeal in concussion lawsuit against CFL

by GHT120 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:25 pm

brianjoxx wrote:GHT120


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