Former hockey player Derek Boogaard died in 2011 from an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol, and now his family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit againt the NHL.
An autopsy revealed that the late New York Ranger suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his death, which is caused by taking multiple blows to the head and suffering from concussions throughout his career.
The family's attorney William Gibbs claims the trauma caused Derek to become addicted to his pain medication, saying:
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The leading cause of death among the homeless used to be AIDS.
Now a new study has found it's actually drug overdoses, usually from painkillers and heroin.
The study looked at homeless adults who were treated through the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program over a 5-year period.
The death rate from O.D.ing has tripled in the past 15 years!
The lead author of the study said:
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A new report has found that there are elevated death rates among drug addicts recently discharged from care.
The rates of suicides and overdose deaths were over ten times higher for those drug users who had just checked out of a hospital.
The rates were highest among those who had been out of the hospital less than a month, compared to those who had been out for over a year.
We guess the first month back must be the hardest.
If you have a troubled friend or family member, at least this study shows that you should really be supporting them the most in their first few weeks after leaving the hospital.
The report said:
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Say it ain't so, T.O.!
NFL star Terrell Owens was rushed to an El Lay hospital last Thursday night because of a possible prescription pill overdose!
Yikes! This is reminiscent of his 2006 hospitalization after a rumored suicide attempt, which
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This is awful.
Three-time world surfing champion Andy Irons was found dead this morning in his hotel room in Texas, and it is now reported that a bottle of Zolpidem, a powerful medicine for insomnia that contains methadone, was found next to the bed.
An autopsy will be conducted to officially determine the cause of death, but because there were no other signs of trauma, the pills are the likely candidate.
Irons leaves behind a wife, Lyndie, who is seven-months pregnant with the couple's first child.
Please, please, please, keep this family in your thoughts!
[Image via AP Images.]
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