Margalit Injury Lawyers has launched a class action against the AFL over concussion damage to former players over a near 40-year period.
Class action launched against AFL over concussions
A Victoria-based law firm has launched a landmark class action against the AFL, seeking compensation for the serious damage concussion has caused former players.
The action, lodged by Margalit Injury Lawyers in the Supreme Court of Victoria, is on behalf of all professional AFL players who sustained concussion-related injuries through head strikes while playing or training between 1985 and March 14 this year.
The lead plaintiff is Jarad Maxwell Rooke, better known as Max Rooke.
The dual premiership player was employed by the Geelong Football Club between 2001 and October 2010, and played 135 games during that time.