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Commentary: NFL Suspends Helmet, Concussion Study

The National Football League has quietly announced that it is suspending a pilot program to track player concussions with helmet sensors. The sensors track the frequency and velocity of hits to the head, and will still be used in other …

Patients Get Bionics After Hand Amputations

Seventeen years after losing the use of his hand in a motorcycle crash, Marcus Kemeter volunteered to have it amputated and replaced with a bionic version. “It wasn’t hard for me to decide to do the operation,” said Kemeter, 35, …

Suit Filed Against Purina Alleges Food Sickens, Kills Dogs

A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company’s dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit on …

Legislators Introduce Bill to Improve Wildfire Disaster Relief and Prevention

Yesterday, the Wildfire Prevention Act of 2015, a bipartisan bill that would update the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s guidelines for releasing disaster relief funds to ensure that victims of wildfires have access to the same resources as victims of other …

NCAA Schools Threatened by Liability Related to Storming Court

College basketball’s tradition of storming the court after big upsets poses a potentially devastating liability threat to universities and athletic departments, personal injury lawyers said. Video showed coaches being pushed into tables and fans colliding with players when Kansas State …

Study Provides Reasons for Increasing Hospital Costs in Workers’ Comp

A new study from Mass.-based Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), updates a recently published 33-state study with an extra year of data and the early impact analysis of major regulatory changes in North Carolina. The study, Hospital Outpatient Cost Index …

Doctors Face Challenges When Using Fitness Trackers, Apps

More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out: LIABILITY …

Insurance Veteran Launches Nelson Claims Consulting

Dallas-based Nelson Claims Consulting announced the formation of a highly specialized consulting group focused on providing management services to insurance carriers, policyholders and legal teams. The consulting firm specializes in high value and complex contents claims, contents claims review, dispute …

GM Gets 33 More Faulty Ignition Switch Claims

General Motors Co received another 33 claims for compensation for ignition switch defects in its cars in the past week, bringing the total to 4,345, according to the administrator of the company’s compensation program. Through Friday, GM had received 479 …

Top 5 Class Action Lawsuit Settlements of 2014

Earlier this year, Top Class Actions, a class action lawsuit news source, announced the biggest class action settlement payments awarded to consumers in 2014. $1.1 Billion LCD Panel Settlement Payments from this historic settlement were mailed to Class Members in …

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