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Brain Injuries

Brain Injuries can be the result of car crashes, amusement park rides, sports activities, falls, or work-related accidents. Quite often, these injuries result in bruising of the brain, tearing or swelling. They can lead to permanent disability or other problems. Brain injury lawsuits are considered personal injury lawsuits and are usually argued under negligence theories or under theories of products liability. In some cases, they may even be the result of intentional torts and be argued under assault or battery theories.


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Iraq Vet to Get $4.5M for Occupy Oakland Shooting

An Iraq vet whose skull was fractured by a projectile shot by police during an Occupy Oakland protest has agreed to receive $4.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit with the city of Oakland.

During the protest, 26-year-old Scott Olsen was hit in the head by a beanbag round fired by a police officer standing less than 30 feet away from him, The Associated Press reports.

The large settlement amount stems from a variety of factors, including the nature and severity of Olsen's injuries and the negligent training of the officers.

A Texas family is suing an indoor trampoline park after their teenage son was seriously hurt while using its trampolines.

Cosmic Jump, a business in Houston, is being sued over a head injury suffered by then 16-year-old Max Menchaca, who allegedly "fell through a hole or a rip in the trampoline canvas" and hit the concrete floor below, his lawyer told Houston's KRIV-TV.

Trampolines are often magnets for injuries, but what are the specifics of Menchaca's lawsuit?

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Lead to Lawsuits

Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that is produced by burning fuel, including coal, wood, charcoal, natural gas, and fuel oil. It can also give rise to lawsuits in certain situations.

Coined a "silent killer," carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the leading causes of accidental poisonings in our country.

Injuries that result from carbon monoxide poisoning can often be blamed on a host of parties, including manufacturers, businesses, builders, and landlords. Here's what you need to know:

A high school football player's parents are suing over their teenager's brain injuries, blaming his coaches for allegedly sanctioning a dangerous hazing ritual.

Head football coach Britton Devier and assistant coach Todd Bringman of Woodmore High School in Elmore, Ohio, are named in a suit brought by the parents of a 16-year-old student, The Associated Press reports. As a result of the alleged hazing, the teenager now suffers learning and memory problems, the lawsuit states.

Can some football practice horseplay be the source of a federal lawsuit?

A brain-dead pregnant woman was finally disconnected from her ventilator Sunday after a judge ruled Friday that Texas law did not require her to be kept on life support.

Texas law requires "pregnant patients" to be kept on life support, but State District Judge R.H. Wallace ruled that Marlise Munoz, 33, was legally "deceased" and the law did not apply to her, The Associated Press reported.

The Munoz family will now get to bury Marlise and her unborn child, but this case serves as a vital lesson for future litigants.

The husband of a brain-dead pregnant woman is suing a Texas hospital for refusing to take his wife off of life support.

Erick Munoz argues in his lawsuit that his wife Marlise is brain-dead and that keeping her on life support is denying her family the right to "take her body and give her a proper burial," reports CNN.

Does Munoz have a good case against the hospital?

A Michigan family is set to collect $6.5 million for their baby's brain injury at a military hospital, after a judge approved a settlement agreement with the federal government.

Haiden Rivera, now 5, was born in September 2008 at Fort Hood's Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center via induced labor, reports the Killeen Daily Herald. The Riveras' suit alleged that Darnell Medical Center was responsible for the severe brain damage caused by this induced birth.

What were the Riveras' claims for their newborn's brain injuries?

Can a Video Help Win Your Injury Lawsuit?

A number of video production companies create personal injury videos for use in legal proceedings, including litigation, mediation, and arbitration. But is it appropriate to turn to celluloid in a case?

Videos that show how an injury affects a plaintiff, or how an accident occurred, can be helpful to a decision-maker like a juror, judge, or arbitrator. However, such videos can also be challenged on a variety of grounds.

Here are some common types of videos used in personal injury cases, along with their pros and cons:

Boston Bombing Victims Seek More From Charity

Six months have passed since the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon. For many victims like Joanna Leigh -- a 39-year-old with a Ph.D. who suffered a traumatic brain injury at the marathon -- getting access to sufficient financial assistance has become struggle of its own.

Leigh and a number of other victims are seeking more money from The One Fund charity for survivors.

Children are increasingly suffering from traumatic brain injuries, and a new study has linked this increase in head trauma to kids in sports.

The study focused on nine years (2002 to 2011) of emergency room visits at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and found that 15 percent of children's brain injuries were sports-related, CBS News reports.

What does this trend mean for child athletes and their teams?