Panel: Parents suing athletic trainers for son's football brain trauma must present medical testimony
A state appeals panel has said parents suing athletic trainers for allegedly failing to properly treat their son for concussion and other brain injuries during a high school football game must present medical expert testimony to demonstrate the trainers essentially committed malpractice, and not just negligence, to continue to press their case.
A woman is suing a rock-climbing center, alleging staff allowed her to use the facility without training, culminating in a 15-foot fall and injuries.
Family of NFL player Paul Oliver sue Riddell, blame equipment maker for Oliver's suicide linked to CTE
The family of former National Football League player Paul Oliver, who committed suicide in front of his wife and two young sons, has sued the company that made the helmets used by NFL players and other football players at many levels of the game, blaming the manufacturer for conspiring with the NFL and others to cover up its knowledge of the ineffectiveness of its helmets at preventing the kind of brain injuries the family said ultimately led to Oliver's mental illness.
Family of former Blackhawks Steve Montador says NHL's promotion of violence, fighting at fault for players' brain injuries
The family of former Chicago Blackhawks player Steve Montador has joined officially the growing ranks of those suing the National Hockey League over the league’s alleged seeming indifference to the repeated head trauma to its players – trauma the family says eventually contributed to his death in early 2015, at the age of 35, two years after his retirement from the league.
An appeals panel has upheld an $8 million judgment awarded to the family of a suburban woman killed by a truck along the side of Interstate 94 in 2010, rejecting a trucking company's claims it didn't get a fair trial and the trial judge made a number of mistakes. The First District Appellate Court in Chicago on Aug. 14 affirmed the jury verdict awarded to the family of Stacey L. McHale.