Former Blackhawk Steve Ludzik files brain injury lawsuit vs. NHL

Bob DeChiara / USA Today

The NHL has been slapped with another lawsuit.

Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Steve Ludzik has filed a brain injury lawsuit against the league.

"Ludzy is suffering from Parkinson's disease as a result of hits to the head during his extensive and impressive NHL career," said William T. Gibbs of Corboy & Demetrio, which represents Ludzik, in a statement Monday.

Corboy & Demetrio also represent the estates of late NHLers Steve Montador and Derek Boogaard, who were both diagnosed with CTE following their deaths.

The 54-year-old Ludzik has been very vocal about his condition since going public about it in 2012. He was originally diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2000.

The news comes amidst the current lawsuit against the league by more than 60 former players, which claims the league didn't give them adequate warning of the risk of concussions.

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