There are natural risks to playing any sport, although that risk varies. Everyone involved -- players, parents, coaches and doctors -- needs to fully understand the potential risks, so they can make informed choices about accepting them.
A wrongful death case has brought a settlement of $17 million. The facts of the case were set to be heard by a jury in a trial to begin sometime in the next month when the settlement was reached by the parties involved. That sum is said to be one of the highest ever awarded in Pennsylvania for a wrongful death suit.
In August 2011, the life of a young man, with what was shaping up to be a very bright future, was cut short. He was not only an honor student at Frostburg State University, but he gave his all as an athlete for the football team. It was during training for this latter role that he suffered the injuries that would end his life.
A Pennsylvania woman is filing suit against a major pharmaceutical company, claiming it is manufacturing and selling a defective product. Bayer is the company that produces Mirena, a birth control IUD. The woman filed the defective product suit when she became pregnant after having the device inserted by her doctor.
A Pennsylvania urologist is being sued for medical malpractice by a former patient. The patient claims that the doctor did not inform her that a cancerous tumor was growing in the area of her stomach after he had performed a medical procedure in the area. A report on the medical malpractice suit did not state the amount of compensation the patient is requesting.
Winter is certainly in full swing in Pennsylvania, and snow has laid a thick blanket over the landscape. For some, it means it is time to light a fire, make some homemade soup and snuggle in on the couch. For some of those Bethlehem adventurers, it means that the perfect conditions have developed to enjoy their favorite sport. That sport is snowmobiling.
A Pennsylvania man has filed a suit against a truck company and two other companies from injuries he received from a defective product while on his job as a truck driver. His injuries were severe enough that he had to have a finger amputated. The man says he would not have sustained the injuries had it not been for the defective product.