Back and Neck Injury Articles
April 3, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Back and neck injuries are among the most severe and debilitating injuries. Injuries to the back and neck can cause paralysis, pain and, in some cases, death. Even seemingly minor accidents can cause whiplash, which can leave the patient with pain, headaches and damage to the ligaments. Back and neck claims are often linked to car accidents. Now, GM faces allegations that a defect in its ignition switch caused multiple car accidents, some of which resulted in death and others which caused serious head, back and neck trauma.Read [ Severe Back and Neck Injuries Alleged in GM Ignition Switch Defect Recall ]
March 16, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Phoenix, AZ: Parents do everything they can to protect their children from back and neck injuries, but even regular activities can put them at a risk of serious injury. Regardless of the inherent risk of some activities - such as skiing or playing sports - if a person or organization’s negligence causes a back or neck injury, then a lawsuit could be filed against the responsible party.Read [ Children’s Activities Linked to Neck Injuries ]
February 14, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Sarasota, FL: When a Sarasota police officer dropped his cell phone while driving and took his eyes off the road for a split second to retrieve it, that’s all it took for a 30-year-old woman to be left with back and neck injury after her car was rear-ended. When the injured woman filed a lawsuit, the city of Sarasota and the plaintiff are reported to have agreed on a settlement.Read [ Police Officer Dropped His Cell Phone, Resulting in Back and Neck Injury ]
January 5, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: A lawsuit alleging a woman suffered a back and neck injury after unintended Toyota acceleration has reportedly been settled, and may be the start of other Toyota lawsuits being settled, as well. The plaintiff in the lawsuit alleged she suffered a back injury and a neck injury when her car suddenly accelerated and crashed, an alleged issue with Toyotas that dominated the media in 2010.Read [ Back and Neck Injury Lawsuit Results in Toyota Settlement ]
December 8, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Ottawa, ON: While the cold weather puts an obvious damper on certain outdoor activities for those living in the northern states, the coming Christmas and New Years break provides a chance for families in southern states to enjoy water parks and other water-themed pursuits. Unfortunately, sometimes a back and neck injury ruins the fun.Read [ Ottawa Theme Park Hit with Back and Neck Injury Lawsuit ]
November 8, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: A lawsuit has been filed after a 13-year-old athlete suffered a neck injury during a championship football game. The lawsuit alleges the boy’s neck injury was the result of a policy at Pop Warner Little Scholars that pushed football players into tackling headfirst. Although many back and neck injuries are associated with professional sports, such injuries can be devastating to young athletes.Read [ Lawsuit Filed After Young Athlete Paralyzed ]
October 24, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Staten Island, NY: A back and neck injury suffered by a 39-year-old man when his parked pickup truck was rear-ended, was awarded a total of $665,000 in compensation for his injuries.Read [ Back and Neck Injury Victim Awarded $665,000 in Total Damages ]
September 26, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: On the list of most dangerous careers, professional athlete does not tend to register. After all, lives are rarely in danger for a baseball player the way they are for a miner. But that does not mean that athletes are not at risk of back and neck injuries and other serious injuries. A report by the Los Angeles Times (9/25/13) shows just how many claims have been filed alleging professional athletes have suffered permanent injuries.Read [ Athletes File Injury Claims, Including Back and Neck Injuries ]
August 31, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Chehalis, WA: Blindness on its own is a challenge that carries a myriad of risks and issues for which one has to meticulously plan and prepare in order to counter and move forward in the everyday without the benefit of sight. To that end, anyone who is visually impaired remains, by nature or training, extremely careful. Thus, it is tragic to hear of a visually impaired man encountering an uncovered manhole and sustaining back and neck injury, as well as other injuries. One could also imagine the disaster could have been a lot worse.Read [ Visually Impaired Man Falls, Sues for Back and Neck Injury ]
August 12, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
San Francisco, CA: Authorities are coming down on trampoline parks as the associated rate of trampoline injuries rises. In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics went public in its discouragement of trampoline use, after a report showed evidence for major trampoline accidents including shin and chest fractures, and ankle, spinal and head and neck injuries--some of which resulted in brain damage.Read [ Rising Trampoline Accident and Injury Rates Raise Alarm Bells ]