Back and Neck Injury Articles
August 2, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Chicago, IL: The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit filed by athletes who allege they suffered injuries while playing NCAA sports. The settlement will see the NCAA create a $70 million fund so current and former players can be diagnosed to see if they suffered a traumatic brain injury while involved in a variety of sports including football, hockey and other contact sports.Read [ NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit ]
July 3, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
The Bronx, NY: There is little doubt that a back and neck injury can be one of the most devastating injuries to have, given the sensitivities and idiosyncrasies of the spine and spinal cord. The neck and spine is also integral to movement and mobility, and unlike other limbs and appendages, the neck and back can hurt both when you’re moving or immobile. Complete recovery is never a guarantee.Read [ Bronx Man Sues for $100 Million in Back and Neck Injury Lawsuit ]
June 4, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA: Many people are now familiar with the NFL brain injury lawsuit, where former players allege they were not warned about the risks associated with repeated brain injuries. A new lawsuit filed against the league alleges players were illegally given drugs and painkillers to hide serious problems such as neck injuries. Athletes are at a higher risk of some injuries, especially those in contact sports, but the former NFL players in the new lawsuit allege they were encouraged to play after suffering neck injuries and leg injuries, but were not told about the nature of the damage.Read [ New Lawsuit against NFL Alleges Drugs Used to Cover Neck Injuries ]
May 4, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: We have all seen the security camera footage of the subway train in Chicago jumping the tracks and veering up the escalator at the O’Hare International Airport in late March. Mercifully, there were no deaths reported. And it could have been a lot worse: someone could have easily been killed. Had the gentleman in the video footage who had ridden the escalator been delayed in his ascent by just a few moments, he could have been under that train. Still, more than 30 people were injured, and one of those injured filed a back and neck injury lawsuit against the operator of the transit line.Read [ Rider in Chicago Subway Crash Files Back and Neck Injury Lawsuit ]
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 ]