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Football players' concussion damage payout cap eliminated

The National Football League conceded to eliminate a cap of $675 million for damages in the thousands of players' claims related to concussions they suffered while on the field. A federal judge raised concerns that the cap would fail to cover the 20,000 retired NFL players.

Woman says visit to park caused Philadelphia serious injuries

An East Coast woman who suffered injury at a Pennsylvania water park is seeking financial compensation from the operators of the facility. The woman, who was reportedly injured in July 2012, argues that the knee injury she received has caused a variety of personal woes, including pain, medical bills and decreased range of motion. Although the woman was not a victim of something as serious as closed head injuries, for example, she says that her life has still been affected by the inconvenient wound.

Woman suffers closed head injuries after being flung from bus

A horrific accident on a Port Authority bus in Pittsburgh has left a 38-year-old woman in a medically induced coma. The victim suffered traumatic brain injuries after she was thrown out the rear door of that vehicle. Physicians at UPMC Mercy have said that the woman's injuries were so serious that she had to be placed into a coma in order to fully recover.

NHL facing concussion cases similar to those against NFL

Last year, the big issue in sports health involved concussions in the National Football League. This year, a new conversation is starting about the same injuries, this time in the National Hockey League. Experts in Pennsylvania and elsewhere say that several federal suits have already been filed against the NHL in connection with player concussions. That organization is accused of downplaying the risk of brain injury and even encouraging players to duke it out on the ice for the entertainment of fans.

Concussion apps get mixed reviews among science pros

No matter the topic, it always seems that "there's an app for that." Would you believe that concussions actually fall into that category? New advances in scientific technology have led to the development of some concussion-related tools that can help coaches, trainers and even parents learn whether an athlete has suffered a traumatic brain injury. However, experts say that some of these apps could lead to additional problems because they provide inaccurate information.

Suit filed for horse driver who suffered traumatic brain injuries

Family members of a man who suffered serious injuries during an event at a Pennsylvania racetrack are seeking legal redress from the owners and operators of that facility. News reports show that the parents of the victim are seeking financial compensation from Caesars Entertainment Corp. and several other entities associated with the track, located at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino. Those entities are accused of negligence because they failed to correct dangerous track conditions.

Study: Closed head injuries may not always include symptoms

Many Pennsylvania residents have heard about the after-effects of serving a deployment in the military. With head injuries becoming a hot-button topic in the medical and recreational sports community, renewed attention is being drawn to concussion management and other similar issues. Now, some scientists have discovered that military veterans who have been exposed to explosions may still have suffered closed head injuries, even if they never displayed a symptom.

Man recovering from traumatic brain injuries due to horse wreck

A Pennsylvania man is fighting for his life after suffering serious injuries in a crash. The 31-year-old man reportedly suffered traumatic brain injuries in November when he was trampled during a harness-racing crash at Harrah's Philadelphia, which is located in the Pennsylvania city of Chester. Although the accident happened several months ago, the man is still recuperating at a New Jersey hospital after undergoing several surgeries.

Teen skydiver suffers traumatic brain injuries after mishap

Extreme sports enthusiasts in Pennsylvania and other areas rarely expect to be seriously injured during their activities, so long as they take adequate safety precautions. Sadly, one teen who was skydiving in Oklahoma was not so lucky; she suffered serious injury in January after she plunged more than 3,000 feet into a cow pasture after her parachute failed. That 16-year-old girl suffered traumatic brain injuries, along with other ailments such as broken bones in her pelvis and back. The teen explained that she remembered her parachute malfunctioning before she lost consciousness and hit the ground. Shockingly, the teen is expected to fully recover, and she is already walking with some assistance.

Philadelphia teen alleges injuries after police groping

An African-American teen is accusing Philadelphia police officers of injuring him during a stop-and-frisk incident. The teen is being represented by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Action Network, and they plan to file a civil rights complaint on the young man's behalf. The teen is facing assault charges after allegedly striking an officer during the stop-and-frisk. The teen appears to have joined the ranks of Philadelphia residents who suffer unfair injuries every year.

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