A Former Adelaide Crow Is Suing The Club

Apr 3, 2019

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Ex-Adelaide Crow Sam Shaw has launched legal action against his former club after retiring in 2016 due to concussion.

According to The Age:

According to initial proceedings filed in the Supreme Court of Victoria last week, Shaw is seeking damages from Adelaide, Crows team doctors and other specialists, claiming they were negligent in their treatment of his injury.

"Specifically, it is alleged that the concussion suffered by the Plaintiff was not managed in accordance with reasonable medical practice," the writ states.

As well as former Adelaide team doctor Andrew Potter, the other medical practitioners named in the writ are current medical staff member Duncan Walker; neurologist and member of the AFL's concussion working group Paul McCrory; and neuropsychologist Helen Clausen. The writ states that the doctors provided Shaw with medical advice and treatment.

At the time of his retirement, Shaw said he was stepping away from football to focus on his health after deliberation with friends, family and health professionals.

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