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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangersin action against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their game on October 15, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The New York Times is reporting that Derek Boogaard's family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League. In the lawsuit, the family says the NHL is responsible for the brain damage that Boogaard sustained during six seasons as an enforcer in the league, and for his addiction to prescription painkillers. Boogaard was found dead of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol on May 13, 2011. He was 28. He was posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment that is caused by repeated blows to the head. The Times reports the suit was filed late Friday by the Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, in the Circuit Court of Cook County. ''To distill this to one sentence,'' William Gibbs, attorney for the Boogaards, told The Times, ''you take a young man, you subject him to trauma, you give him pills for that trauma, he becomes addicted to those pills, you promise to treat him for that addiction, and you ...
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