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.
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.