Monthly Archives: December 2015

Girl sues Basketball Queensland over injury on slippery court

A YOUNG basketball player, whose hopes of playing in future Australian or European league games were shattered when she was injured on a slippery court, is suing Basketball Queensland. Peri Ewin, 21, played in a Brisbane Capitals women’s basketball team in a Queensland Basketball League competition game against Bundaberg Bears in 2012. Her claim says during a pre-game warm-up, Brisbane Capitals team members complained to a manager and coaches that the Bundaberg stadium court surface was slippery and hazardous. The coaches spoke to the Bundaberg Bears’ coach, who said he had cleaned the court surface that afternoon, and referees ruled the court was suitable for playing, it is alleged. Read the full article at source: Peri Ewin sues Basketball Queensland over injury on slippery court | The...
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€1.2 M Settlement Achieved in Birth Injury Claim

A 12-year-old boy has achieved financial settlement of his claims against Ireland’s Health Service Executive stemming from birth injuries he is alleged to have sustained at Kerry General Hospital in March of 2003. Jeremiah Daly and his mother had initiated a negligence lawsuit in which it was argued that the child’s delivery was poorly managed, leaving him with lasting disability and substantial, ongoing medical expenses. Though the plaintiff’s future needs will be assessed by Ireland’s High Court in six years, he has received an interim settlement disbursement that is the equivalent of approximately 1.2 million Euro.

Details of plaintiff’s birth injury claims

According to the complaint in this action, at the time of the plaintiff’s birth, he was subjected to prolonged fetal distress of a very serious nature after...
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Horrific drone accident destroys toddler’s eyeball

A horrific accident left a British toddler without an eye after a neighbor's drone crashed into the young child in his backyard. The neighbor, who is described as an experienced drone pilot, was flying in front of his own home, but lost control of the unit after its rotors clipped a tree. Guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration in the US and the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK recommend against flying in populated areas and flying in a manner that might endanger others. But that leaves civilian pilots wide latitude to make judgement calls, and no laws appear to have been broken in the course of this incident. Both agencies are in the process of creating updated rules and regulations that would work to address the...
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