Category: Personal Injury
Do I Have a Legal Case if My Child Develops CTE from Sports?
April 29, 2019

Thanks largely to the research of neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKee and her team at Boston University’s CTE Center, more and more is becoming known about the connection between sports and CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. This degenerative disease — caused by repeated concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) — is definitively diagnosable only after death, but it has been linked to myriad problems in life, including anxiety...

What Does “Loss of Consortium” Mean?
August 6, 2018

In a personal injury case, most of the damage claims are based on the injuries and suffering of the accident victim; but some damages are based on the suffering of loved ones. One of these types of damages is called loss of consortium. You may have heard the phrase and wondered about it. Generally, loss of consortium is intended to compensate the victim’s loved ones for the repercussions that the victim’s injuries or death have caused. Spe...

Is Catastrophic Failure Inevitable for Allegiant Air?
June 4, 2018

If you’re like most people, you look for low fares when you want to fly, and some of the lowest around are found by traveling on the deep-discount airlines Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant. But a recent report from CBS’s “60 Minutes,” and a prediction by a Kentucky-based pilot and aviation professional, may give you pause if you fly Allegiant Airlines. “A Sense of Urgency” Allegiant is known for making short, nonstop trips at rock-bo...

Summer Camp Safety for Your Child
July 14, 2017

Summer camp, whether it is a day camp or an overnight camp, can be a rite of passage for a child. Many anticipate it eagerly and never look back. Others get cold feet as the departure day approaches. If you had good camp experiences, it will be easy for you to reassure your child that they will have fun and not miss you one bit. But before you reach the teary goodbye stage, you should check the camp’s credentials in order to ensure your chil...

A Look at the Latest Accident and Trauma Statistics
February 16, 2017

The annual report for 2016 from the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) is now published. The latest report updates the biggest compilation ever assembled of U.S. and Canadian registry data for trauma, containing over 7 million records. The report is generated by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT), whose primary missions are to: Improve prevention of injuries Improve care for injured patients Develop and implement ...

The Ultimate Child-Safety Checklist for Your Home
January 20, 2017

Injuries are the leading cause of death among children. While many of these injuries occur in schools, playgrounds or motor vehicles, they can also happen in our own homes. Parents strive to make their homes as safe as possible for their children, yet not all dangers are as obvious as others. From burn injuries to accidental poisoning, there are several risks that parents should address on their home’s safety checklist. Without further ado, ...

Play Pokemon Go, But Do So Safely
October 26, 2016

The augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, blends the real world with the virtual world. It quickly became the No. 1 app in the Apple store after the game’s release during July of 2016. Most of us don’t understand how the heck the software makers have managed to create the real world-virtual world mélange, but is sure is fun. Unfortunately, Pokemon Go, despite being a good thing because it gets people out and about instead of sitting in front o...

Do We Have a “Flint Situation” Here in Indiana?
September 23, 2016

A shocking story out of East Chicago, Indiana: The West Calumet Housing Complex, a largely low-income residential property, was built on a former lead smelting company’s site. Over 1,000 residents are now forced to leave because of the perilously high levels of lead in the soil. For decades children have been playing in the toxic dirt. Then in July, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified residents about the problem. The EPA h...

A “Gotcha” in Nursing Home Contracts?
September 12, 2016

The use of contracts with binding arbitration clauses has become commonplace for everything from cell phones to matters potentially concerning life and death, such as nursing home contracts. But contracts containing binding arbitration clauses are a minefield for the average person. When you sign a contract containing a binding arbitration clause, you are waiving your right to bring a suit. You must instead accept the decision of the arbitrato...

Dieselgate: Another Name for Plain Old Fraud
December 16, 2015

It’s being called “Dieselgate”—the outrageous cheating that Volkswagen engaged in when it came to using its specially-modified emissions software to fake the test results for its TDI “clean diesel” engines. Lawsuits are emerging that involve a number of charges, most of which argue the point that Volkswagen duped buyers with its erroneous claims of engine performance. Without a doubt, owners want—and deserve—compensation for the p...