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September 2018 Archives

Widow of football player files suit against NCAA

The NFL has seen a major lawsuit involve the degenerative brain condition called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) brought on by repetitive blows to the head that are part of the sport. In 2012, over 4,500 players, families and representatives filed a concussion lawsuit that could end up paying as much as $1 billion to players and their families. 

Compensation for the heartbreaking wrongful death of a child

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience for families, but when the loved one is a child, the loss proves utterly horrific. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 12,000 deaths of children occur every year. Topping the list for causes are drowning for children aged one to four, and motor vehicle crashes for children aged five to 19.

Albuquerque a safer place to drive this year

The Allstate Insurance Company compiles its claims each year and then ranks metro areas around the country. It now has released its new list based on numbers from 2017. As it turns out, Brownsville, Texas was the safest place to drive, while Baltimore, Maryland was the most dangerous. The statistics are based on the number of crashes that involved a property damage claim with the carrier.

CDC announces new guidelines for treating head trauma

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced guidelines for improving how medical staff and parents each recognize and deal with concussions (also known as mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI)). Often involving student athletics, these injury symptoms usually are temporary, and 90 percent of the time go undetected and do not involve loss of consciousness. Nevertheless, they could affect the injured later in life.

Company recalls weightlifting equipment after severe injuries

Paralysis and other injuries resulting from using weightlifting equipment from Cybex Smith Press has triggered the recall of 15,000 units manufactured between 1989 and 2009. The news of the recall was officially announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on August 29, 2018.