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Ex-East St. Louis Linebacker Sues, Says Has Brain Damage


 

Demond Hunt Jr.

 

East St. Louis, Ill. October 18 – A former East St. Louis High School football linebacker has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation, saying he suffered brain damage after playing.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Demond Hunt Jr. filed the lawsuit in St. Clair County Court last week, naming coach Darren Sunkett, the school district, helmet manufacturer Schutt Holdings and Curt Smith’s Sporting Goods in Belleville.

Hunt says he complained to coaches about concussion symptoms during a 2008 game but was sent back to play. Hunt says he had several small strokes and a seizure, was hospitalized for five weeks and has permanent brain and neurological damage. He’s seeking $200,000 for medical treatment and more than $50,000 for other damages.

School district officials say they will “vigorously defend” against the lawsuit. Sunkett didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Schutt and Curt Smith’s declined comment.

 

 

                                                              


 Ex defensa de East St. Louis demanda, dice que tiene daño cerebral

 

Demond Hunt Jr.

 

East St. Louis, Illinois. 18 de octubre – Un ex defensa de futból de East St. Louis High School presentó una demanda en busca de compensación, diciendo que sufrió daños cerebrales después de jugar.

The Belleville News-Democrat informa que Demond Hunt Jr. presentó la demanda en la corte del condado de St. Clair la semana pasada, nombrando al entrenador Darren Sunkett, el distrito escolar, el fabricante de cascos Schutt Holdings y los artículos deportivos de Curt Smith en Belleville.

Hunt dice que se quejó con los entrenadores sobre síntomas de conmoción cerebral durante un juego de 2008, pero fue enviado de vuelta a jugar. Hunt dice que tuvo varios derrames cerebrales pequeños y una convulsión, estuvo hospitalizado durante cinco semanas y tiene daño cerebral y neurológico permanente. Está buscando $200,000 por tratamiento médico y más de $50,000 por otros daños.

Los funcionarios del distrito escolar dicen que se “defenderán enérgicamente” contra la demanda. Sunkett no dio comentarios. Schutt y Curt Smith tampoco hicieron comentarios.

 

 

                                                              


 

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