Kelli Ewen Biography – Kelli Ewen Wiki
Kelli Ewen is the widow of former hockey player Todd Ewen.
Kelli Ewen is suing the National Hockey League (NHL) for negligence which resulted in Todd’s suicide. After repeatedly suffering from headaches, depression, sudden anger, and forgetfulness, Todd shot himself in the head on September 19, 2015 at the age of 49.
Posthumously, Ewen was diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain condition caused by repeated blows to the head. Symptoms may take years to appear and there is no cure for the condition. Testing for CTE can only occur after death. Athletes engaging in boxing, football, wrestling, rugby, soccer and ice hockey are at greater risk of developing CTE.
Ewen’s lawsuit was filed in a California court on April 30 and she is seeking unspecified “compensatory damages and all other damages permitted by law.” The lawsuit alleges that The League failed to protect players from injury and has not been upfront about dangers of repeated blows to the head and their connection to CTE.