Monthly Archives: August 2017

Katy Perry sued over toe injury at 2014 concert

A stage-hand is suing Katy Perry and Live Nation over allegations that she lost a toe after being injured working on the singer’s Prismatic World Tour in 2014. Christina Fish claims that she was working on the tour when it visited Raleigh in North Carolina that year. It was there that, after being asked to help move some staging, her toe was injured after said staging rolled over her foot. In her legal claim, Fish says that although she could feel her shoe fill with blood as a result of the injury, she was only offered ice by her colleagues, with no one calling an ambulance. She therefore had to get a friend to take her to the emergency room. Her injured toe subsequently became gangrenous and...
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Justin Bieber’s Testicle Injury Causes Firing, Legal Drama

A female staffer at a New York emergency room is being accused of illegally accessing Justin Bieber's medical file after Bieber was admitted to the hospital for an injury related to his testicles. Yes, really. TMZ originally reported that Bieber visited Northwell Health in Long Island in May, fearing he had twisted a testicle playing soccer. Now, New York employment attorney David H. Rosenberg tells Billboard that his client Kelly Lombardo, a former staffer at Northwell, was fired over accusations that she illegally accessed Bieber's medical file during the May 18, 2017 visit. "My client never accessed Mr. Bieber's medical file. She was falsely accused of doing it because of her gender," Rosenberg tells Billboard. "We look forward to vigorously prosecuting these claims at the New York Division of Human Rights." Source: Billboard  

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Determining the Value of a Birth Injury Claim

Birth injuries affect thousands of people each year. They can range from minor events, such as a bump or a bruise that causes discomfort and pain, to much more serious injuries that leave victims with a lifetime of medical problems and significant limitations. Unfortunately, a significant number of these Florida birth injuries are avoidable, and they only occur because a medical professional was somehow negligent during a woman’s pregnancy, labor, or delivery. For this reason, it is critical that every birth injury case is thoroughly reviewed by an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to determine whether medical malpractice played a role. Failure to do so can result in victims sustaining significant uncompensated losses and being time-barred from filing any claim they had by Florida’s medical malpractice statute of limitations. Legal claims based on birth injuries...
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Life after a cycling accident

Life After Accident Geraldine Lavelle’s life changed “in a heartbeat”. That was in October 2013 when she was left paralysed from the chest down following a collision with a lorry.

The Sligo native had become accustomed to enjoying an early-morning cycle before work, until the accident cycling on the Longford-Mullingar road changed life for the then 27-year-old.

The collision left Ms Lavelle, a graduate of NUI Galway where she gained a first-class master’s degree in neuroscience, with spinal fractures and paralysed from the chest down.

“I was a keen cyclist, I cycled 25-30km Monday to Friday before work and I was only getting into it when the accident occurred. I had done one 60km race and one 100km race before...

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Barcelona take legal action against Neymar for alleged breach of contract

"In this lawsuit, the club demands from the player the amount already settled in relation to the renewal premium for a breach of contract; €8.5m in damages; and an additional 10 per cent in arrears," the statement read. "The club also asks that Paris Saint-Germain assumes the payment of these amounts in the event that the player is not able to take charge. "FC Barcelona have put forward these actions in defence of their interests following the unilateral termination of the contract instigated by Neymar Jr, a few months after the signing of his renewal until the year 2021." Shortly after Neymar completed his move to PSG, Barca announced that the player would not receive a €26m loyalty bonus after they accused him of breaching his contract. Source: Goal.com  

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‘My arm got caught and torn off’ – cyclist coping after accident

Arm Torn Off In Accident Eamonn McSweeney looks at the helmet which is split in two. This is the helmet he wore the day he was involved in a serious cycling accident in which he lost part of his right arm.

The father of two from Churchtown, Dublin, is a keen cyclist. During a training session with his local cycling club in May 2013, he was cycling downhill when his bike slipped on gravel.

“I was coming down a hill into Tallaght from Blessington. I was coming down around the corner on my bike and I saw gravel on the road.

“Hitting gravel on a road bike is like hitting ice in a car . . . I didn’t lose the bike...

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Porsche Offers to Compensate Owners for Sunglasses

Good news if you bought a brand new Porsche vehicle with a beige interior between 2007 and 2016—Porsche will buy you a pair of fancy sunglasses. Well, actually, the automaker give you between $50 and $175 which you can use to buy your own polarised sun-deflectors. Surprisingly, this is a very real issue that a lot of owners complain about on multiple forums and are quick to respond with tips of sunglasses or offer notes to prospective owners to buy only dark coloured glasses. Porsche actually proposed a settlement in 2016 where it would reimburse owners for the purchase of polarised sunglasses. Though the automaker did this in order to quickly mitigate any potential drawn-out issue, no owners have actually reported that they stopped driving their car, nor have reported a loss or...
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Taylor Swift wins sexual assault case against DJ

Taylor Swift has won a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of groping her. A jury in Denver federal court deliberated for four hours before allowing her complaint that David Mueller had fondled her buttocks during a photo opportunity in 2013. Swift was awarded the nominal $1 (about 85c) in damages she had asked for, capping an emotional day for the Bad Blood singer, who had broken down in tears during the closing arguments. The 27-year-old popstar issued a statement thanking the court and acknowledging her legal team for “fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault”. “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending...
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New legislation to stop murderers inheriting victims’ property

Under the proposed legislation someone convicted of murder or manslaughter would be entitled only to their share of the property, a value which would be determined by a court. The Government has published legislation which would make it impossible for murderers to inherit the property of their victims. The proposed legislation clarifies the law around succession and will prevent a person convicted of murder inheriting a share of any estate, pension or life insurance policy belonging to the deceased. The Bill applied to those convicted of murder, attempted murder and manslaughter but not to other offences leading to death, such as dangerous driving. At present, under the Succession Act 1965, a person may not inherit any part of the estate of someone whom he or she...
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Glen Campbell’s Children Instigate Law That Will Protect Elderly

Named after the country music legend and Emmy-winning actor Peter Falk (ColumboMurder, Inc.), the new law restricts conservators from blocking interaction with loved ones, whether it be in person or via phone, email or mail. And if the disabled person is unable to communicate — as is the case with Campbell, who is in the final stages of Alzheimer's — his or her prior relationship with the visiting person presumes consent. Campbell's eldest daughter, Debby, and son Travis teamed with Falk's daughter, Catherine, in lobbying the government to get behind the cause. Catherine Falk claims her stepmother tried to prevent her from seeing her famous father, resulting in extensive (and expensive) legal action. Peter Falk suffered from dementia and passed away in 2011. Catherine...
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