Four suspects in Danville, Pennsylvania, are accused of dropping a soccer-ball sized rock through a vehicle's windshield, severely injuring a passenger inside. The incident occurred on July 10 as the victim was riding with her husband and daughter from Ohio to New Jersey on a business trip. The 52-year-old woman, a teacher in Ohio, suffered life-threatening traumatic brain injuries when she was struck by the massive rock. Two teens, ages 17 and 18, are facing criminal charges including aggravated assault in connection with the incident, and two other younger suspects have also been questioned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.