Which Country Will Be First to Cure Paralysis?

Which Country Will Be First to Cure Paralysis? – The Huffington Post

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Good blog by Huffington Post about the various attempts that supporters of spinal cord injury and paralysis research in California.  Funding for this type of research could not only provide a boost to the California economy but, more importantly, provide hope for the victims of spine and nerve damage who may one day learn to walk again!

Glotzer & Sweat LLP – Spine Injury Attorneys

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Kylie Jenner In Car Crash 2 Weeks After Getting License

Kylie Jenner has already gotten into her first car crash, just 18 days after getting her driver’s license. TMZ reported Jenner got into a three-car accident around 5 p.m.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

The problem with teenage drivers is both inexperience and, oftentimes, more risky behavior such as distractions from friends in the car or electronic devices.  This may be a new record, though, first accident after only 18 days driving.

Glotzer & Sweat LLP – Car Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA

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Can The Los Angeles Jury Find Unclean Hands By Michael Jackson?

Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC discusses the elements of unlcean hands and circumstantial evidence.  The Michael Jackson case is being used to illustrate a real controversy, that could seriously hurt the wrongful death claims of the Jackson surviving heirs.

See on losangelesinjurylawyers.blogspot.com

N.F.L. Agrees to Settle Concussion Suit for $765 Million

The settlement, between the N.F.L. and more than 4,500 players suing over head trauma, provides for medical exams and concussion-related compensation.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

In “litigation time” this lawsuit was actually settled very quickly.  I think the NFL is extremely cognizant that this lawsuit was fast fueling the fire of a public relations nightmare about the dangers of football and head trauma.  As a personal injury attorney that deals with brain injury claims, I am glad to see that the terms of settlement will require the NFL to dedicate funding towards research and treatment of concussion related injuries for former, present and future players.  Hopefully this will lead to better courses of prevention and care.

Glotzer & Sweat, LLP – Personal Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles, CA

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Girl, 4, dies after motorcycle carrying her smashes into big rig

Police in Rancho Cucamonga are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a big rig that killed a 4-year-old girl Tuesday.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

It doesn’t get any more tragic when it comes to motor vehicle accidents than the death of a child.  California law forbids children from being passengers on a motorcycle unless and until they are able to ride in a passenger vehicle without a safety restraint device. (See California Vehicle Code 27360) and not until they are able to reach the foot pegs and hold on safely (California Vehicle Code 27800).  In addition, any person under 18 must wear a helmet to ride as a passenger on a motorcycle (See California Vehicle Code 21212).  I would not be surprised if this child’s father is not cited or charged with one or more of these violation and/or child endangerment.

For more information on motorcycle laws and motorcycle accident claims in California go to: http://www.victimslawyer.com/motorcycle-accidents/

See on www.latimes.com

California high school football player dies after helmet-to-helmet blow 

A high school football player died after he fell into a days-long coma from a head injury during a California scrimmage, officials said.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Sad story indeed.  High School contact sports like football come with serious risks especially with regard to head trauma and concussions.  Many times these types of tragedies are not the result of negligence but, there is California case law which holds that a school or other instructional institution may be held liable for injury to athletes if the instruction provided makes the sporting activity more dangerous than normally anticipated.

Click here for more information on brain injury claims in California.

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