Author: Linda

The NHL’s Alex Ovechkin Case: The NHL’s ALS-Death Story

The NHL's Alex Ovechkin Case: The NHL's ALS-Death Story

Aaron Carter faced ‘nonstop,’ ‘relentless’ cyberbullying before death, manager says

When Alex Ovechkin was 12 years old, after his older brother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, he was “treated like crap” by Alex’s older sister, who would sometimes cut school to be with him.

After his death on April 2, a year and three months after his brother, Ovechkin’s older brother, and coach, made the decision not to tell his family the details of his illness.

A year earlier, Ovechkin’s wife, Aleksey, filed a lawsuit against the NHL, claiming she was not properly informed of the details of her husband’s illness.

Alex Ovechkin and his brother were diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig Disease. Alex Ovechkin’s older brother, Alex Ovechkin’s coach, and Ovechkin’s parents were told about Alex Ovechkin’s illness and did not have access to his medical records.

“That’s how young Alex was; he didn’t understand the whole thing,” Alex Ovechkin’s former agent, Peter Bilello, said. “He didn’t understand that his brother, and his coach, had chosen to keep that information about his illness to himself.

“When Alex died, the team didn’t tell Alex’s parents. It was only after Alex’s death that his parents were told there was a problem. It was a very, very long fight to get his parents to get his medical records.”

Despite the long and difficult process, Alex Ovechkin’s family received medical records and signed legal documents that allowed them to have access to his medical records.

“Everything was a long battle,” Bilello said of the years of negotiations. “The only way to get the records was through litigation. There was quite a lot of litigation.”

Alex Ovechkin played in 20 straight games after his diagnosis, scoring 33 points. By the time he died, he was on pace for his career-low 38 points.

“The information you receive on your own is very, very important,” Bilello said. “

Leave a Comment