NCAA Concussion Lawsuits Consolidated

On December 18, 2013, 11 lawsuits against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) were consolidated by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). Jurisdiction for all of the lawsuits now lies in Chicago where the first suit was filed in 2011, and is considered to be reasonably close the NCAA head quarters in Indianapolis. […]

Mother Suing Chiefs for Wrongful Death

Jovan Belcher’s Mother Suing Chiefs for Wrongful Death In December, 2012, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide. In December, 2013, Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chiefs, after having her son’s body exhumed earlier in the month so that his brain could be […]

Stadium Safety for Sports Fans

2013 has seen several stadium accidents and violent attacks; some were fatal. The majority of stadium accidents are falls, and they often injure the fall victim as well as people below. In December, four people were stabbed, three of them hospitalized, after a Broncos game. While not game-related, a deadly construction accident at a Brazil […]

Super Bowl 2014 Safety Tips

Super Bowl XLVIII is going to be unique. It will be the first cold weather Super Bowl in an outdoor open air stadium. Fans travelling from all over the country need to prepare for weather conditions that they may not be used to. The big game will take place on February 2, 2014 at the […]

Brain Injuries in Skiing Accident

Formula One Champion, Michael Schumacher, Suffers Brain Injuries in Skiing Accident Seven-time Formula One world champion, Michael Schumacher, suffered serious brain injuries in a skiing accident on December 29, 2013. After two surgeries he has shown some signs of improvement, but doctors are not ready to speculate on his prognosis. He will spend his 45th […]

Staying Safe in Large Crowds

Large crowds, by nature, can suddenly turn dangerous. Accidents can easily occur, groups can get separated, and crowds can become violent when they get wrapped up in the excitement of the event. There is always the risk of fire, building collapse, and sadly, intentional criminal and terrorist attacks. It’s enough to make you want to […]

Safety of 2014 Olympics

Back to Back Bombings in Volgograd Cast Doubt on Safety of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics A least 31 people have been killed, and over 60 injured, in two linked suicide bombings which occurred less than 24 hours apart in Volgograd, Russia, on December 29th an 30th. Although 400 miles away from Sochi, Volgograd, formerly known […]

Using Extension Cords Safely

Extension cords are indispensable in many households, and something most of us use without a second thought, but when used improperly, they can cause burns and shocks and start fires. Over 3,000 house fires are started by extension cords each year. Extension cords also pose a tripping hazard, leading to more than half of all […]

Tips for Finding Safe Toys

With Christmas in the rear view mirror, it may be time to move on to new subjects, but in our opinion, it is never too late to think about your child’s safety – particularly when it comes for the toys you buy for him. You would think that in this day and age, with such […]