Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (“CTE”) Exists in Professional Wrestlers and is Diagnosed in at Least Five Named Plaintiffs. Significantly, five of the named plaintiffs have had post-mortem neuropathology studies reflecting a diagnosis of an occupational disease related to brain trauma. These diagnoses show the existence of such diseases in professional wrestlers notwithstanding WWE’s continued public denials … [Read more…]
The wrestlers filed a second amended complaint in US District Court in Connecticut. Click Here to Read the Lawsuit >>> This case involves retired professional wrestlers and performers who sustained long term neurological and other injuries during their tenure with WWE. As is detailed hereinafter, the Plaintiffs were intentionally and systematically deprived by the WWE … [Read more…]
On September 29, 2017, Judge Vanessa Bryant ordered the plaintiff wrestlers to refile the WWE lawsuit. In doing so, she rendered moot and denied all the earlier attempts by WWE to dismiss the case (subject to the plaintiffs’ next filing). The result is that the wrestler-plaintiffs have another opportunity to make their case and refine their arguments about the WWE’s responsibilities before … [Read more…]
A Wall Street Journal Article 4/15, The Perils of Workers’ Comp for Injured Cirque du Soleil Performers noted that Cirque du Soleil performers struggle because they get only workers’ comp! The Journal clearly hasn’t read the WWE lawsuits. The WWE wrestlers not only don’t get workers’ compensation, they get no insurance or long-term care at all … [Read more…]
In writing my paper, my co-authors and I transitioned from “football players” to “athletes,” because those who participate in all contact sports- most especially high-impact, high contact sports are at risk of brain trauma and therefore CTE. This includes those who play football, ice hockey, wrestling…..
The WWE’s Cover-up and silence on CTE continues through its financing of the largest study to date of CTE in NFL players. This post is the only outlet to identify this issue: On July 25, 2017 a study funded in part by the WWE reported that Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99% of … [Read more…]
A wrestling fan emailed me this item about the controversial Chris Nowinski- the founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation that has gotten millions of dollars from WWE and has Triple H on its Board of Directors. Last year Mr. Nowinski, a former WWE wrestler was the subject of a Boston Globe Expose on the Foundation’s … [Read more…]
What types of relief do wrestlers want? This is a very basic summary. Ideas for resolving the case include: 1. Full Health insurance coverage for all Plaintiffs and their families who do not have it or cannot afford it/supplemental polices for people on medicare/medicaid; 2. Lump sum disability and/or disability payouts … [Read more…]