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Girl Dies A Day After Collapse After Magic Mountain Ride

By Brian Chase on June 17, 2015 - No comments

Six Flags Roller Coaster AccidentJasmine Martinez, a 10-year-old girl who was airlifted from Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia, died a day later on June 13, 2015.

According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the girl, a resident of Ventura County, had just exited the Revolution ride and returned to the ride station when she collapsed at the park, located in northern Los Angeles County.

She was breathing at the time, but …Read the rest »


Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Names Rapper Suge Knight

By Brian Chase on June 8, 2015 - No comments

Suge Knight Wrongful DeathThe family of a man who was run over and killed allegedly by Marion “Suge” Knight, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former rapper.

According to a City News Service report, Knight, 50, has been charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly killing 55-year-old Terry Carter and injuring Cle “Bone” Sloan January 29, 2015 with his pickup in Los Angeles.

Knight remains jailed.

Lawsuit Alleges Negligence & Recklessness

Carter’s family has sued Knight along with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Sloan and Universal Studios, seeking …Read the rest »

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Comedian Tracy Morgan Settles with Wal-Mart after Crash that Left Him with Severe Brain Injury

By Brian Chase on June 1, 2015 - No comments

Tracy Morgan Bus AccidentComedian and actor Tracy Morgan has settled with Wal-Mart after a crash involving one of the company’s 18-wheelers last year left him with a traumatic brain injury and left the future of his career uncertain. According to a news report in the Washington Post, Morgan was in a limo bus on June 7, 2014 when it was rear-ended by a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed comedian James McNair, but left Morgan with a brain injury, a broken leg and broken ribs.

Confidential Settlement

The settlement is confidential and terms have not been disclosed. But Morgan, 46, said in a statement that Wal-Mart did what was right for him, his family, his associates and their families, and that the case was resolved amicably. Wal-Mart officials also issued a statement that they can’t change what happened, but that the company felt doing what’s required to ensure the well-being of all who were affected was the right thing to do. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury


California Nursing Homes Settle Over Medication Claims

By Brian Chase on May 27, 2015 - No comments

nursing homes overmedicating patientsLeaders of two nursing homes in Watsonville, California, have agreed to pay $3.8 million in settlement funds after a federal lawsuit was filed against them alleging they provided substandard care and overmedicated their patients.

According to a report in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the settlement comes eight months after the lawsuit was initially filed alleging …Read the rest »

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse


Dog Bite Insurance Payouts Increase In Senior & Children Cases

By Brian Chase on May 18, 2015 - No comments

Dog Bite InjuryInsurance companies’ costs for dog attacks increased in 2014 as medical costs increased in incidents involving vulnerable victims such as children and the elderly.

According to a Bloomberg news report, the average cost per claim increased to $32,072 in 2014 from $27,862 a year earlier.

The numbers came from the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.

More Severe Injuries Reported

Dog bite injuries cost the insurance industry about …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites


What Does The NFL’s Historic Concussion Settlement Mean?

By Brian Chase on May 3, 2015 - No comments

NFL Brain DamageLast week, a federal judge approved a $1-billion, 65-year settlement between the National Football League and more than 5,000 former players who had sued the league alleging they had suffered various medical conditions related to concussions sustained during their careers.

Although the agreement was reached in August 2013, it has been tweaked from both sides.

The final version was approved last week.

Settlement Details

So, how is the new agreement different from the original one? …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury


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