Monthly Archives: September 2015

When Personal Injury Cases Involve Heavy Emotion

Good personal injury stories are difficult to come by. The following story while, tragic, follows through with a landmark case and portrays the legal options exercised to win a case under such precedence. The Lawyer for this story is Raffi K Kevorkian, a personal injury lawyer with the firm of Kevorkian & Madenlian, LLP in Costa Mesa, California. Mr. Kevorkian was the Attorney in the case of a Wrongful death of a three year old representing the parents. This tragic event transpired in a parking lot where a three year old allegedly darted out in front of a Lifted Chevrolet Truck in this parking lot as he attempted to run across the lot to his father tragically resulting in this child’s demise. The investigating police agency concluded the driver...
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Irish jockey loses foot after horrific motorbike accident

A young Irish jockey has lost his foot in a horrific accident while on holiday. Brendan McDonagh, 23, had his right foot amputated following the accident on the holiday island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Brendan, from Knockerasser, Moycullen in Co Galway was enjoying the short break in Koh Samui after spending two years as a work rider in Australia. He had stopped off in Thailand for the holiday on his way back home to Ireland to resume his riding career. Brendan had hired a motorbike on Koh Samui and was riding it when he was involved in the accident at the weekend. He was rushed to a local hospital with severe injuries and needed emergency surgery. Doctors were unable to save his...
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SAP chief executive loses eye in accident

SAP chief executive Bill McDermott lost an eye after an accident in the US in July, though he is recovering and plans to be back in Germany next month, according to the company.

Mr McDermott, 54, fell down stairs in the night while carrying a water glass during a visit to relatives and nearly bled to death from his injuries, a SAP representative said. It became clear last week he would lose his left eye.

News of the injuries was reported by German magazine WirtschaftsWoche.

Mr McDermott, SAP’s sole chief executive since last year, said in a separate interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung that he feels strong.

“I’m still alive, and that’s not a given after such a bad accident,” he said. “This can happen to...

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“Sirva” Injury From a Flu Shot Could Mean Compensation

It is not news that vaccinations, although they can be beneficial, cause side effects for some people. You might be surprised to learn, however, that since 2011, the government has paid about $18 million to 112 “Sirva” victims.  “Sirva” means “Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration.”  In other words, the contents of the vaccine were not at issue in these claims, it was instead how the vaccine was administered to the person compensated. Twenty more claims are pending and dozens are being reviewed by lawyers as there are an increasing number of immunizations and more awareness about “Sirva.” Three women were among those featured in a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article about “Sirva” cases.  A 39-year-old registered nurse from Louisiana was awarded $1 million in 2012...
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Alton Towers accident hits Merlin Group sales

Merlin Entertainments, the theme park company, has said the horrific accident in Alton Towers in June in which two people lost a leg, coupled with wet weather, dampened the company's sales growth over the summer months.
Like-for-like sales from Merlin's resort theme parks division tumbled 11pc as visitor numbers plummeted following the Alton Towers accident.
However, the company, which also owns Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures, still managed to report a 2.2pc increase in group revenues in the 36 weeks to September 5, while group like-for-like sales inched up 0.3pc.
Shares fell more than 1pc in early trading before levelling out at around 0.4pc down.
Source: Alton Towers accident hits Merlin sales - Telegraph...
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Motorcycle airbag jacket will automatically inflate when it detects an accident

Airbag jackets for motorcycles are starting to get a lot more useful. Last week, motorcycle wear company Dainese announced a jacket, called the Misano 1000, that includes a built-in airbag and all of the tech necessary to automatically know when to deploy it. That last part is what's important: other airbag jackets tend to rely on cues from sensors integrated with the bike itself, if not with an actual tether to the bike. The Misano 1000, on the other hand, seems to have acceleration sensors built into the jacket that can detect when a rider is in a collision or has been thrown from the bike. That should allow a rider who wears one of these to move from one motorcycle to another and...
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Bill Oddie urges Northern Ireland politicians to ban hunting with dogs

League Against Cruel Sports vice president Mr Oddie pointed to a new poll commissioned by the organisation. The Ipsos MORI survey indicated fewer than one in 20 people supported deer hunting remaining legal, fewer than one in eight supported hare hunting remaining legal and fewer than one in five supported fox hunting remaining legal. Mr Oddie said Northern Ireland remained the last place in the UK where such dog hunting was permitted. Ahead of a visit to Stormont, he said: "The people of Northern Ireland have spoken: they want hunting with dogs banned in their beautiful part of the world. "Cruelty to wild animals in the name of sport has no place anywhere in the 21st century". Janice Watts, from League Against Cruel Sports NI, added: "It's clear from...
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AC/DC Fan Killed In Accident Following Show

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a 22-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle and died after crossing the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday night as she was leaving an AC/DC concert at Magnetic Hill in Moncton, NB, Canada. The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. This fatality follows close on the heels of the recent tragic death of 23-year-old University of Colorado student Jannik Anderson, who was struck and killed by a train in Indio, California, following AC/DC's performance at Coachella in April. While official ticket sales have not been released, Global News estimated that 40,000 people attended the show. Afterwards, the walk back to a nearby campsite was "chaos," a fan told the paper.   Source: AC/DC Fan Killed In Accident Following Show...
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Expensive running shoes don’t prevent injuries, but comfortable ones might

If you’ve ever sustained an injury from running, you’re not alone; about half of all adults who run regularly will get injured each year. And if that’s not enough to put you off, having a history of previous injuries is one of the strongest risk factors for getting injured again. So it’s no surprise that avoiding injuries is a priority for runners. One third of runners are so concerned about this, in fact, that they’ll ditch their plain old running shoes for fancier footwear they feel is safer and will improve their performance. But do the promises made by global footwear companies about their expensive running shoes stack up?

The evidence

The first thing we need to address is whether the modern running shoe’s extra...
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