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.
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.
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.
A 14-year-old boy is recovering after being shot in the foot by a Pennsylvania man. The teen reportedly suffered serious injuries on Jan. 17, when he was accosted by the 28-year-old man. It appears that the victim was simply being a prankster, and he never thought he might end up needing the assistance of a serious injury law firm in the area.
A Philadelphia victim will receive $18 million after attorneys successfully argued that an insurance company acted in bad faith after that teen suffered serious brain injuries in a car accident. Reports show that the 15-year-old boy was subject to traumatic brain injuries after a crash in 2003, which occurred as he was riding in a vehicle driven by his brother that February. The car struck a utility pole, and the accident left the teen in a coma for several weeks. He now suffers from permanent cognitive and physical shortcomings, according to news reports. The vehicle was ripped in half during the crash.
A $4 billion settlement has been reached with Johnson & Johnson regarding its metal-on-metal hip implants. More than 35,000 people in the United States have received the defective total hip replacement ball-and-socket joints and may be entitled to a payout under this settlement.
A Pittsburgh woman has brought a defective drug claim against Bayer Pharmaceuticals alleging that she was injured by the company's Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). According to the complaint, the woman's cervix was perforated when her IUD migrated away from her uterus. The woman was forced to undergo surgery to remove the device, which caused her permanent scarring and permanent risk of placenta accreta, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the placenta attaches deeply in the uterine wall.
Rescue workers continue to search for survivors after a building collapsed in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Six people were killed by the collapse and fourteen more were injured.
The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) recently announced its opposition to bans on transvaginal mesh surgery.
Desk jobs, or more simply, sitting in one spot for extended periods of time has been linked to the development of fat around the heart that, even with exercise, is difficult to get rid of, according to a report given at the American Heart Association's recent annual meeting.