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Traumatic Injuries to Children May Cause Long-Term Behavioral Effects

According to studies conducted by the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, traumatic events experienced by children, including injuries, can have long-term effects on a child's physical and behavioral development. The old axiom is that trauma to young children has no lasting effects because they are too young to remember the event. However, recent studies demonstrate that young children, including infants, are even more at risk than older children and adults because of their developing brain.

Fifth Circuit Holds That Limitations Tolling Statute Means What It Says

In a brief per curiam opinion on November 22, the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals made what, perhaps, should have been an obvious ruling: that where a Texas limitations tolling statute does not contain an exception, a federal judge cannot simply create one. However, in Clyce v. Butler, the trial judge decided otherwise, and was reversed by the Fifth Circuit.

Dramatic Increase in Bounce House Injuries

In last two decades there has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of bounce houses. Although they may seem less dangerous than rollercoasters or carnival rides, they can ultimately be just as dangerous and have little to no regulations depending on the state.

State Fair Ride Malfunction Leaves Teenager Injured

The State Fair of Texas is investigating one of its rides after a woman, Dixie Dodd, reported a maintenance malfunction which left her 14-year-old son seriously injured. Dodd filed an incident report with the Dallas police, claiming that something went wrong, causing the safety bar on fair ride named "The Storm" to fly up, breaking her son's front teeth in half.

Woman Files Lawsuit Against Chick-fil-A When Mouse Found in Sandwich

Ellen Manfalouti and a co-worker visited a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Langhorne, Philadelphia, last November to pick-up sandwiches. As the two started to eat their sandwiches, Ellen felt something unusual on the bottom of her bun and turned it over. She assumed that her roll was burned. However, as she threw her sandwich on the table, her co-worker noticed something strange; she saw whiskers and a tail. It was at that point that she realized a small rodent was baked into the bottom of her sandwich bun.

Charlottesville Victims File $3 Million Terrorism Suit Against Alt-Right & Neo-Nazi Event Organizers

Two women injured during a white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville have accused the driver who hit them, and killed another, of inciting violence and aiding terrorism. The two sisters are seeking monetary relief of more than $3 million from James Alex Fields, the vehicle driver, and a host of racist organizations according to the lawsuit filed in the Charlottesville City Circuit Court of Virginia earlier this week.

Why do I have to pay my health insurance company out of my settlement? Subrogation and Liens

If you have received medical treatment after being in a car wreck or being injured in another type of accident, you may have received a letter from your health insurance company asking you questions about the accident or claiming a "subrogation" interest. Or you may have received a letter from the hospital giving you notice that a "hospital lien" has been filed. Or you might have received a letter from the Center for Medicare Services talking about the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and something called "conditional payments."

An Ohio State Fair Ride Malfunctions Causing One Fatality and Multiple Injuries

The Ohio State Fair, one of the largest in the nation, draws thousands of people for its fried food and thrilling amusement rides. The "aggressive thrill" ride at the carnival, called the Fire Ball, was a crowd favorite for its fierce swoops and circular swings. Unfortunately, on July 27, 2017, this crowd-thriller turned lethal as it snapped in motion.

Elite US Gymnast Sues USA Gymnastics and Olympic Committee for Sexual Abuse Coverup

An elite US gymnast who was training at the Huntsville, Texas, Karolyi Ranch training center, is suing for negligence, negligent hiring, and intentional infliction of emotional distress after alleging years-long sexual abuse by the national team doctor, Larry Nassar. According to the lawsuit, the parents argue that both the US Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Gymnastics (USAG) bear responsibility because they owed their daughter "a special duty of care" at the time the alleged assaults occurred.

Four Women Sue Day Spa for Privacy Rights Violations

Four women who were patrons at a huge Dallas-area day spa in June are suing for privacy rights violations after staff spied on and harassed them in locker rooms. According to the lawsuit, male staff members photographed and spied on the women in and out of their bathing suits throughout the facility.

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