catastrophic injuries Archives

Bounce house fun can end dangerously

A bounce house that allows children to jump and cavort on an inflatable platform has become a fixture at birthday parties and picnics in this country. However, there were injuries every day involving these attractions, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Some of these have involved catastrophic injuries.

Helmet maker sued for alleged football death

Protective gear, such as football helmets, may not prevent catastrophic injuries despite assurances from manufacturers and athletic teams. A father in Ohio is believed to be the first person to sue a helmet maker for fatal head injuries his son suffered when playing football.

Court to decide if college concussion lawsuit can continue

The Ohio state Supreme Court will decide whether a widow can proceed with a lawsuit over claims that her husband suffered catastrophic injuries while playing football for Notre Dame in the 1970s. The former player was suffering from dementia and the early onset of Alzheimer's when he filed a lawsuit with his wife in Ohio in October of 2014. They named Notre Dame and the NCAA as defendants and claimed that these institutions displayed reckless disregard for the safety of football players by not educating and protecting players from concussions.

State fair accident victim settles for $1.7 million

An afternoon at the Ohio State Fair in July of 2017 quickly turned from family fun into unspeakable tragedy and permanent disability. An accident involving a ride at the Ohio State Fair caused one death and seven injuries. One of the victims who suffered catastrophic injuries is expected to receive a $1.7 million settlement.

Rugby concussions pose legal worries

Workplace and highway accidents are not the only cause of catastrophic injuries in Ohio. Like professional football, college rugby has sparked concerns about concussions. Kenyon College in Gambier indefinitely suspended its men and women's rugby team as it reviews the program and head injury risks.

A look at the dangers of drowsy driving in Ohio

Most Ohio residents are aware of the various dangerous driving conditions that they may encounter whenever they enter the roads. Some dangerous driving conditions include construction zones, poorly maintained streets and unforeseen hazards like fallen trees, animals or poor weather conditions. However, some Ohioans may take for granted the hazards present by fellow drivers on the road.

Labor Day in Ohio means an increase of catastrophic accidents

Summer is almost over with Labor Day weekend nearly upon us. For many Americans, including hundreds of thousands from Cleveland, Ohio, area, this means a "last hurrah," and a weekend of barbeques and parties. Inevitably, it also means an increase of the consumption of alcohol, which often leads to catastrophic drunk driving accidents on the roads, including brain injuries.

How a brain injury can affect a person's life

Considered by many scientists and doctors to be the most important organ in the human body and among the most complex systems known to man, the brain is essential to human life. Although it is protected by a thick and sturdy skull, due to its location it is still vulnerable to injury, especially during accidents such as car and truck accidents, slip and falls and accidents in the workplace.

Spinal cord injuries can completely change the victim's life

The spinal cord is vital to one's daily life. Without it the brain's messages to the body will not get to the desired location. So, if the spinal cord is injured the messages will not be received by the various body parts and the function will not occur. For example, if the brain tells a leg to move, but the message does not get there it will not move. This is why these catastrophic injuries cause paralysis and prohibit people from controlling certain body parts.

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