Doctors have identified the first case of CTE in a living patient

Doctors believe they have identified the first case of CTE in a living patient

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/11/16/doctors-believe-they-have-identified-the-first-case-of-cte-in-a-living-patient/23279706/Wednesday, news broke that researchers had, for the first time, identified CTE in a living person.

Now, via a CNN segment with Dr. Bennet Omalu, who led the study, the player’s name has been released.

Omalu told listeners that the player described in …

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Chicago researchers confirm diagnosis of CTE in former NFL player before his death

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/16/16665522/cte-research-concussions-diagnosis-living-patients-nflThe link between football and CTE is too strong to deny.

Researchers at Boston University’s CTE center found in a recent study of brains of deceased players who played football at the high school, college, or professional level that 99 percent of the …

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Ex-NFL player is first case of CTE found in living person – Irish Times

Scientists claim they have confirmed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living patient for the first time, a potential breakthrough in the research of the progressive degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to repeated blows …

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Former NFL Player Confirmed as First Case of CTE in Living Person

Researchers said they have confirmed the first case of a living person diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy more commonly known as CTE—in a former NFL player.

CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and …

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CTE turned ex-NFL star McNeill from top lawyer to ‘other person’

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/cte-turned-ex-nfl-star-mcneill-top-lawyer-other-person-n821956Now he’s become a medical first.

A positron emission tomography (PET) brain scan done in 2012 showed he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE — the degenerative brain disease being linked increasingly to professional football and to head …

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The Texas Church Shooting; What We Know

VA Secretary: Texas church shooter is no veteran to me

https://nypost.com/2017/11/06/va-secretary-texas-church-shooter-is-no-veteran-to-me/

Kelley killed 26 people on Sunday and wounded 20 more during his mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

He later took his own life after being shot at and pursued by two local residents.

Many people, including President Trump, …

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Texas Gunman Broke Child’s Skull, Assaulted Wife, in Troubled Life

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/us/devin-patrick-kelley-texas.htmlBefore Devin P. Kelley entered a rural Texas church with a  rifle, killing at least 26 people on Sunday, he led a deeply troubled life in which few in his path escaped unscathed.

In 2012, while stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New …

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Texas church shooting: Latest investigation developments

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-church-shooting-sutherland-springs-tx-devin-patrick-kelley-live-updates/Authorities are continuing to investigate the mass shooting that left 26 dead and 20 others wounded after a gunman opened fire inside a South Texas church.

Authorities believe the shooting suspect, Devin Patrick Kelley, died of a self-inflicted gunshot …

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Death sweeps across 3 generations of a single family gathered at Texas church

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/06/texas-shooting-death-sweeps-across-3-generations-of-a-single-family-gathered-at-church/As the morning stretched to afternoon and evening, friends and family members in South Texas posted on Facebook, asking whether anyone had heard from their loved ones.

Joe and Claryce Holcombe first heard about the shooting an hour after it happened,

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Northern Michigan couple among the victims in Texas church shooting

https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/northern-michigan-couple-among-the-victims-in-texas-church-shootingCLARE COUNTY, Mich.,
Two northern Michigan natives are among the victims who died in the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Robert Corrigan and Shani Corrigan from Harrison were killed in the shooting that left 26 dead in …

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‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’ Family of ‘Emanuel 9’ reacts to Texas church shooting

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/enough-is-enough-family-of-emanuel-9-reacts-to-texas-church-shootingHe spoke about his mother’s death at Emanuel AME Church just one day after the tragic shooting at the downtown Charleston sanctuary in 2015.

Chris Singleton is now commenting publicly once again about a deadly shooting inside a church. Singleton …

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What Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Firing Says About Hollywood

OPINION: To be clear, Harvey Weinstein WAS NOT fired because he sexually harassed women. He was doing that for many, many years and his illegal antics were well-known and even tacitly approved by Hollywood heavyweights like Matt Damon and Russell Crowe. No, the reason he was fired is because his decades-long history of sexually harassing women was finally made public and the optics and implications looked bad for his company.

Amid Weinstein Ousting, New Sexual Harassment Allegations Emerge – Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2017/10/09/amid-weinstein-ousting-new-allegations-emerge/Last night Harvey Weinstein was fired from the production company and distributor he cofounded, following a Thursday New York Times report that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations.

But yesterday two new accusations were made public, …

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Streep, Judi Dench slam Weinstein over sexual harassment claims

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-harvey-weinstein-streep/streep-judi-dench-slam-weinstein-over-sexual-harassment-claims-idUSKBN1CE1SZMeryl Streep and Judi Dench, two of Hollywood’s most respected actresses, lashed out at movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Monday but said they were unaware of his decades of alleged sexual harassment of women.

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein ousted from Weinstein Co. amid reports of sexual harassment

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/film-producer-harvey-weinstein-ousted-weinstein-co-amid-reports-sexual-harassment/Weinstein had previously taken an indefinite leave of absence following the revelation of at least allegations of sexual harassment uncovered in an expose Thursday by The New York Times.

The board on Friday endorsed that decision and announced an …

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Weinstein Loses Adviser Lisa Bloom Amid Harassment Allegations

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/weinstein-loses-adviser-lisa-bloom-amid-harassment-allegations-n808666Accusations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood entertainment mogul, cost him a close adviser on Saturday and may have lost his company a high-profile series of books.

Lisa Bloom, the prominent women’s rights attorney, …

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DEVELOPING: Mass shooting on Las Vegas Strip

UPDATE: 59 Killed, 500+ Injured

In an update to our initial report moments after the mass shooting began in Las Vegas wherein we quoted 2 killed and 24 injured, 12 critically, although media reporting varies on the numbers, at least 58 have died and more than 500+ were injured.

Mass shooting on Las Vegas Strip

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mandalay-bay-resort-casino-las-vegas-gunshots-reported-live-updates/Dozens of patrol vehicles descended on the Strip after authorities received reports of an active shooter near the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Some officers took cover behind their vehicles while others carrying assault rifles ran into the Mandalay Bay …

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2 dead, at least 20 wounded after shooting near Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas

https://abcnews.go.com/US/active-shooter-situation-las-vegas-police/story?id=50223240At least two people were killed and multiple others were injured in a shooting near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, police said.

The Las Vegas Police Department said that “one suspect is down,” but it did not say if there …

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FELA: Durable and still going strong

Opinion analysis: Court restricts lawsuits against out-of-state railroads

http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/05/opinion-analysis-court-restricts-lawsuits-state-railroads/FELA does not itself create a special rule authorizing jurisdiction over railroads just because they happen to do business in a particular place, the court emphasized.

Second, the court continued, a Montana rule that allows courts in the state to …

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Appeals court: Ex-rail worker can keep $21M judgment for foot severely injured in accident on job

http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511200617-appeals-court-ex-rail-worker-can-keep-21m-judgment-for-foot-severely-injured-in-accident-on-jobA state appeals court has upheld a $21 million judgment for a railroad worker who hurt his foot on the job.

The panel said Norfolk Southern failed to cite federal precedent to support its claim a disability award was improper for a FELA …

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Supreme Court: General Personal Jurisdiction Test Applies to All Actions

In BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, 137 S. Ct. 1549 (U.S. 2017) (No. 16-405), plaintiff employees sued the defendant railroad under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) in Montana state court.

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Amtrak building manager says company violated FELA through two injuries he suffered since 2014

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511167936-amtrak-building-manager-says-company-violated-fela-through-two-injuries-he-suffered-since-2014An Amtrak building manager claims the company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) on two occasions in the past three years, when he suffered two injuries in the course of his employment and/or tenure with the company.

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FELA: Durable and still going strong

Railroads abhor it; labor leaders adore it.

The most senior and conservative Republican in the U.S. Senate is its staunchest supporter.

Say hello to the 109-year-old Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), which has nothing to do with federal workers …

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Lawsuit: Amtrak trackman and driver’s shoulder injuries are the result of FELA violation

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511221824-lawsuit-amtrak-trackman-and-driver-s-shoulder-injuries-are-the-result-of-fela-violationAn Amtrak trackman and truck driver has accused the train transportation company of violating the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by not making for a safe workplace, which he says led to his serious shoulder injuries.

Adam R …

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Former Amtrak electrician says company at fault for career-ending hand injuries

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511217972-former-amtrak-electrician-says-company-at-fault-for-career-ending-hand-injuriesAn Amtrak electrician has alleged the train transportation company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by not providing a safe workplace, and causing an electricity accident that left him with severe, career-ending …

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Former railroad conductor and brakeman alleges his kidney cancer was caused by toxic substance exposure

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511215816-former-railroad-conductor-and-brakeman-alleges-his-kidney-cancer-was-caused-by-toxic-substance-exposureA former train conductor and brakeman of 36 years claims a trio of rail companies violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by neglecting to provide him a safe workplace, and allegedly causing him to contract kidney cancer …

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Union Pacific prevails at Supreme Court in St. Clair County FELA case

https://madisonrecord.com/stories/511083905-union-pacific-prevails-at-supreme-court-in-st-clair-county-fela-caseUnion Pacific Railroad, which won a jury verdict in an employee’s injury trial but lost it at the Fifth District appellate court, regained its victory at the Illinois Supreme Court on Feb. 17.

The Justices ruled that Union Pacific …

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CSX Escapes $2M Verdict As Fla. High Court Drops Case

The duty at issue in the instant case is well-established, Manko said: “Under FELA, railroads owe a duty to exercise reasonable care to both provide a safe workplace and, as part and parcel of that duty, they have a duty to exercise reasonable care to …

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Man imprisoned 17 years in wrongful conviction gets $817,000

 

Man imprisoned 17 years in wrongful conviction gets $817,000 compensation

https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/09/man_imprisoned_17_years_in_wro.htmlA judge has awarded $817,000 to a Grand Rapids man who spent 17 years in prison for rape in a wrongful conviction.

Quentin Carter was awarded the funds Wednesday, Sept. 6 during a hearing before Michigan Court of Appeals …

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Opinion: This is outrageous! Do the math; that works out to just $48,079 per year! So…the state of Michigan can wrongfully imprison a person indefinitely and then the only penalty it incurs is to pay them the equivalent of $5.50 per hour that they’re locked up! That’s not even minimum wage! UNBELIEVABLE!

GR man receives $817,351 for wrongful imprisonment

https://woodtv.com/2017/09/06/gr-man-receives-817351-for-wrongful-imprisonment/GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan
A man who was wrongfully convicted spent 17 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit.

Now, Quentin Carter is getting a check for $817,351.

“I’m very happy,” said Carter in court following the ruling Wednesday.

Carter is …

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Top Notch Funding permanently banned from lawsuit funding industry

CFPB sues Top Notch Funding for lying in loan offers to NFL players, Deepwater Horizon victims and 9/11 first responders

https://www.pymnts.com/news/security-and-risk/2017/cfpb-cracks-down-on-top-notch-funding-for-deceptive-lending/The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to prevent Top Notch, owner Rory Donadio and his business associate John “Gene” Cavalli from ever offering or providing such products in the future.

The Bureau also ordered them to pay $70,000 in civil money penalties to the  …

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CFPB lawsuit isn’t Donadio’s first brush with the law; He also avoided prison in 2013 by pleading guilty in $33.7MM kickback conspiracy

https://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/06/second_man_pleads_guilty_in_ki.htmlRory Donadio, aka “James R. Donadio,” 43, the founder and president of formerly Union City-based Montclair Funding Group, pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in March 2011.

Sheldon admitted that from about February 2005 to July 2009 he conspired …

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NJ firm fined for allegedly scamming NFL vets, 9/11 first responders

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/09/19/company-fined-allegedly-scamming-nfl-vets-9-11-first-responders/681981001/The company, Rory Donadio, its owner and operator, and John Cavalli, a Donadio business associate, agreed to the filing of a federal court consent order without admitting or denying the allegations. They could not immediately be reached for comment. More info

$57 Million Awarded in J&J Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

$57 Million Awarded in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/57-million-awarded-in-vaginal-mesh-lawsuit/The trial involved Ella Ebaugh, a woman who was injured by two vaginal mesh implants made by Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

One was the TVT-Secur mesh, which is no longer on the market.

The other was the company’s “standard” TVT …

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Manchester woman awarded $57 million in vaginal mesh lawsuit

https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2017/09/07/manchester-woman-awarded-57-million-vaginal-mesh-lawsuit/643463001/A 51-year-old Manchester woman was awarded more than $57 million for injuries she suffered from vaginal mesh devices.

The devices, created and marketed by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc., were implanted into Ella Ebaugh in 2007 to treat her …

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Risperdal Litigation Gains Momentum

Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-49-22578.htmlA recent plaintiff verdict overturned, the Pennsylvania state judge assigned to the case explained last month why he denied a request by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. for a new trial in the Risperdal side effects …

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Philadelphia Risperdal Docket Almost Triples in First Half of 2017

The number of cases involving the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal almost tripled in the first half of 2017, jumping from approximately 2,000 cases at the beginning of the year to more than 5,500 as of June 2017, comprising the largest mass tort …

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Risperdal Plaintiff Green Lighted to Pursue Risperdal Lawsuit in New York

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-48-22566.htmlNew York, NY
The plaintiff in a Risperdal lawsuit who faced a petition for summary judgement on the part of the manufacturer, won the right to pursue the majority of his claims following a ruling by a New York judge that testimony by an expert witness …

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Risperdal Lawsuit Filings Exceed 6000 in Pennsylvania Mass Tort, as Court Prepares for Sept Meeting

Plaintiffs who allegedly developed gynecomastia due to treatment with Risperdal continue to file claims in the Pennsylvania mass tort program currently underway in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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Philadelphia Judge Refuses to Overturn $2.5 Million Risperdal Plaintiff Verdict

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-47-22523.htmlAccording to testimony given by Pledger’s mother during the trial in the family’s Risperdal lawsuit. Benita Pledger also testified that her son would habitually cover himself with a large towel when he stepped from the shower, before he could bring …

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Stockton man dies in fatal motorcycle crash in Sacramento

Stockton man dies in fatal motorcycle crash in southern Sacramento County

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article174330266.htmlSteven Michael Rivera was traveling northbound near Hood-Franklin Road about 9:30 p.m. when he suddenly veered off the freeway, lost control and was thrown from his 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Off-Duty CHP Officer Killed In Crash In Southern Santa Clara County

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/09/19/chp-officer-killed-motorcycle-crash-santa-clara-county/SAN MARTIN
An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was killed in southern Santa Clara County early Tuesday in a collision with a truck while on his way to work.

Authorities said the officer was on a motorcycle on the way to work when was involved in a crash with a truck at 5:51 a.m. on the Monterey Highway just south of Chester Street near San Martin.

The initially unidentified 44-year-old officer assigned out of the Gilroy CHP office was declared dead at the scene and his body was covered with an American flag.

CHP officials did not immediately release the name of the officer while his family was being told.

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Charges filed in mysterious fatal motorcycle crash

https://www.kcci.com/article/charges-filed-in-mysterious-fatal-motorcycle-crash/12436413According to witnesses, Davis was unable to get over into the proper lane as the pickup passed and was forced to lay his motorcycle down and then collided with a stopped minivan waiting to travel south on Polk City Drive.

Davis died at the scene due to …

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Motorcycle crashes in Queens, Brooklyn kill one, injure another

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/motorcyclist-killed-hitting-concrete-barrier-queens-article-1.3505357The fatal motorcycle crash happened at about 5:25 p.m. on the Northern Blvd. exit ramp of the Grand Central Parkway in Flushing, and not far from Citi Field.

Matthew Rosenzweig, 42, lost control of his bike, struck a teen girl and smashed into a …

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Name released in fatal Sullivan County motorcycle crash

http://www.wcyb.com/news/tennessee/sullivan-county/sullivan-county-fatal-crash-under-investigation-detourin-place/622341620Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash on State Highway 75 in Sullivan County.

Steven Hall, 33 of Kingsport, was killed in the crash which occurred around 2:26 a.m. Monday. Tennessee Highway Patrol said Hall was …

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Cromwell woman dies in fatal motorcycle crash

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20170918/WEB/170919911The crash happened on U.S. 30 between County Roads 500 E and 600 E around 10 p.m., Indiana State Police said.

Investigators believe Micheal S. Miller, 40, of Cromwell, was riding the motorcycle west on U.S. 30 in the right lane and may have tried to …

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http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/36387252/motorcyclist-killed-in-northeast-valley-crash-identifiedMotorcyclist killed in northeast Valley crash identified

Medical examiners have identified a motorcyclist killed in a crash in the northeast portion of the Valley on Sunday.

According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, 28-year-old Nicholas Turnball died as the result of the crash.

Officers responded to the collision at the intersection of East Lake Mead Boulevard and Christy Lane at 3:31 p.m.

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Troopers investigating fatal motorcycle crash in Williamsburg

http://www.live5news.com/story/36383042/troopers-investigating-fatal-motorcycle-crash-in-williamsburg-countyState troopers say a collision between two motorcycles killed one person and injured two others Saturday.

The crash happened at approximately 12:20 p.m., according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jedd Jones.

The two motorcycles, a 2012 …

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Man killed in fatal motorcycle crash

http://www.turnto23.com/news/breaking-news/man-killed-in-fatal-motorcycle-crashThe male rider of the motorcycle died at the scene.

A woman, who was also on the motorcycle, suffered major injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

It is unknown if speed …

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