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Five-Year-Old Injured In Skiing Accident With Instructor

A five-year-old-girl was injured on a beginner trail when a skiing instructor collided with her at about 50 miles per hour. It happened earlier this year at Jay Peak Resort in Burlington, Vermont. According to the lawsuit, five-year-old Juliana Kane was with six other kids on the beginner trail Interstate, when William Vincent, who was […]

ODU Player’s Brother Paralyzed In Auto Accident

Old Dominion tackle DJ Morrell is excited that his brother will get to see him play college football for the first time. Brian was paralyzed in a car accident, so the Make-A-Wish foundation is stepping in to make the trip from Norwalk, Connecticut to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania possible. Their single mother raised D.J. Morrell and his […]

Three Reasons People Text And Drive

You may have seen it on the highway — the car swerving in and out of their lane, seemingly unaware of anyone else on the road. When you pass this car, the passenger’s head is down, hands in their lap. Another texting driver.   Distraction occurs every time your hands come off the wheel or your […]

Top Five Biggest Drug Recalls

In 1961, the drug Thalidomide prompted Congress to create the Kefauver-Harris Drug Amendments after 10,000 to 20,000 were affected by birth defects caused by the drug. Congress gave authority to the FDA to oversee the pharmaceutical industry and required companies to prove their products were safe for use. Each of the following five drug recalls […]

Alex Rodriguez Sues Yankees Team Doctor For Malpractice

Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez filed a lawsuit this October alleging malpractice on the part of the team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad and an NYC hospital. The lawsuit says Rodriguez was not informed of a hip injury revealed by an October 2012 MRI, leading him to further injure himself and also suffer “sustained great pain, agony, […]

Distracted Driving Among Teens

Amateur male drivers who have other teens in the car have the highest chances of getting into an accident — whether as a result from a phone, friends, the radio or something else. Car accidents are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens, and the amount of in-car distractions is driving that number up. […]

Connecticut YMCA Camp Sued After Camper Contracts Lyme Disease

Camp Mohawk in Litchfield, Conn., is being sued after a 14-year-old girl contracted Lyme disease at the YMCA-run camp. Ticks at the camp bit Ariana Sierzputowski, who was 14 at the time, in 2011. According to the lawsuit, the girl repeatedly visited the camp nurse and complained of a variety of symptoms consistent with Lyme […]

Connecticut Teen Dies After Fatal Car Accident

There has not been given any cause for the late September accident that claimed the life of one West Haven, Conn., teen and injured three others. Police officers say the teens were headed to the mall where the driver, 18-year-old AJ Cedillo, had a job interview. Cedillo lost control of his Subaru and hit a […]

Robotic Surgery Malpractice Injuries On The Rise

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. has dominated the medical industry by producing robots, like the da Vinci systems, that can perform delicate soft-tissue procedures, such as prostate and gynecological surgeries. They are also used in gall bladder removals and heart surgeries. However, since 2009, these robots have been linked to 70 deaths and at least 10 lawsuits […]

The New Street Hazard: Distracted Walking

People who would never think of chatting on the phone or texting while driving don’t think twice about engaging in those behaviors while walking. While it’s not dangerous in your neighborhood, or maybe even on a park trail, distracted walking in becoming a new danger on busy city sidewalks. A recent Pedestrian Safety Survey showed […]

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