Gary Ablett snr launches Supreme Court action alleging footy-related brain damage


Within the writ, seen by The Age, Ablett’s authorized workforce said he suffered concussions all through his VFL/AFL profession and that it was “fairly foreseeable” for the AFL, Hawthorn and Geelong that he was “weak to the harm of concussion attributable to head strikes whereas taking part in AFL soccer”.

Ablett is looking for damages, curiosity and prices from the three defendants, and Margalit stated a full assertion of declare can be served within the coming months.

“One of many steps is mediation, and we hope {that a} smart place is taken by the defendants with out have to trigger additional trauma via a litigious trial,” she stated.

“For each injured particular person; it’s preferable to keep away from a trial – however definitely if that’s what it requires, it definitely is one thing we’re not deterred from doing.”

Two class actions had been lodged in opposition to the AFL in latest months on behalf of footballers struggling the results of concussions.

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