Back and Neck Injury Articles
November 20, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Baltimore, MD: A worker who was paralyzed from the neck down due to a severe neck injury has been awarded $21.7 million. The neck injury happened while the man was working at a Pepco site in 2013, after he was hit by electricity from a transformer that was accidentally left on. The victim then filed a lawsuit against Pepco, alleging negligence on its part.Read [ Paralyzed Worker Awarded $21.7 Million ]
October 9, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Philadelphia, PA: A practice that has reportedly been used repeatedly in Philadelphia has resulted in a $490,000 settlement with a man who suffered a neck injury as a result of the practice. The plaintiff reportedly suffered a broken neck as a result of an altercation with an off-duty police officer.Read [ “Nickel Ride” Results in $490,000 Settlement ]
September 11, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Seattle, WA: Washington state will pay $10 million to settle claims filed after a tree fell on a vehicle, killing two people and causing serious back injuries in three others. The three people who survived the accident suffered permanent injuries, including a back injury that has left one of the victims a quadriplegic.Read [ Washington Settles Claims following Car Accident ]
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 ]