Please drink up: a lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. National Bobsled and Skeleton Association for alleged negligence in the sport of bobsledding.
As reported by ESPN, the suit, which was filed in the District of Columbia on Thursday, claims head injuries are the result of USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s decision to end the Sprint Development Program in 2016.
The lawsuit was brought by Justin Meyer, a former athlete and attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in commercial litigation. The lawsuit alleged medical and medical provider reimbursements that would have meant a better future for Meyer and countless other athletes.
The lawsuit also claimed the bobsled and skeleton association was negligent in the way the program was formed and operated. The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages of more than $5 million, but Meyer added a caveat at the end of the filing.
“After long deliberation, we believe this suit will be successful and demand appropriate and thorough action from the US Bobsled and Skeleton Association and USA Bobsled and Skeleton,” Meyer said in a statement. “Despite seemingly deliberate attempts to dismiss this suit, I will not allow this group of selfish, profit-obsessed defendants to end this litigation without a real fight.”