Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dealing with Spinal Cord Injuries

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries can happen as a result of a vehicle, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, or premises liability accidents. Damage to any part of the spinal cord or the nerves surrounding it can cause permanent changes in ability, sensation, or strength in body areas below the location of the injury. There are two definitions for the types of spinal cord injuries a victim may suffer. Paraplegia is when the victim’s legs, pelvic area, and truck have been affected. Quadriplegia is when the upper body, including the hands and arms, have also been affected. An incomplete spinal cord injury can leave the victim with varying degrees of loss of function and sensation, while complete injuries leave the victim with total loss of function and sensation. When a person has suffered a spinal cord...
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Harvey Weinstein faces civil claim in U.K.

  Harvey Weinstein is facing a damages claim in a London court by a woman who accuses the Hollywood producer of sexual assault. Personal injury lawyer Jill Greenfield says her client, who hasn’t been identified, is seeking damages for “personal injury” plus expenses and “consequential loss” arising out of a series of sexual assaults by Weinstein. Civil claims for rape and sexual assault are uncommon in Britain. Greenfield’s firm, Fieldfisher, said Monday that this is the first such claim in Britain against Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women. Papers for the claim have been filed at the High Court, but no date has been set for a hearing. British police are also investigating several sexual assault claims made by woman against Weinstein.   Source: Toronto Sun...
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Counting the cost of accidents, personally and financially

The financial fall-out as a result of sustaining serious injuries in farm accidents was one of the issues highlighted at a farm accident survivors’ conference hosted by EmbraceFARM in Portlaoise yesterday (Saturday, November 25). Dairy farmer Liam O’Keeffe from Ballydesmond in north Cork, told of how an attack by a bull in June 2007 left him lucky to escape with his life. He estimated that he lost €27,000 that year. However, like the two other survivors who shared their stories on a panel – Kerrie Leonard from Meath who left her hospital bed to attend the conference, and William Sawyer from Strabane – his philosophy is that life is precious and the clock cannot be turned back.   Source: AgriLand...
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David Haye forced to withdraw from Tony Bellew rematch after ‘freak accident’

David Haye has been forced to postpone his rematch with Tony Bellew after tearing his biceps during training. The injury-prone heavyweight, 37, has withdrawn from the match-up scheduled for December 17 at London's O2 Arena but is not considering retirement and hopes to instead fight his rival on March 24 or May 5. "I am devastated to announce my much-anticipated rematch against Tony Bellew has been postponed until Match 24 or May 5, subject to scheduling," Haye said. "Despite the recent injury rumours, I was in perfect condition with an incredibly strong training camp, weighing lighter than I have for more than five years, I couldn't wait to get back in the ring. I was ready to rewrite the ending of the Haye-Bellew saga." What Haye described as a "freak accident" occurred last Thursday,...
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Sinéad Desmond starts legal fight with Ireland AM

Sinéad Desmond, the Ireland AM presenter, has issued legal proceedings against TV3-owner Virgin Media in a dispute over pay. It emerged this weekend that Desmond had departed TV3’s breakfast show after 11 years as a presenter there following a row with station bosses over salary differences between her and the show’s co-hosts, Mark Cagney and Alan Hughes. The presenter is understood to have entered pay talks following the gender pay gap rows in the BBC and RTÉ. Desmond’s legal counsel yesterday issued a statement regarding her sudden departure from TV3 and said it was now a legal matter.   Source: The Times...
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David Cassidy in ‘critical condition’ with organ failure

[caption id="attachment_7050" align="aligncenter" width="620"] UNITED STATES - JULY 28: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - "Gallery" 1971 David Cassidy (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)[/caption] David Cassidy is in hospital in critical condition, according to reports. The 67-year-old American actor and singer was reportedly rushed to hospital in Florida three days ago, after suffering from organ failure in his liver and kidneys. According to TMZ, the actor is looking at getting a liver transplant, without which ‘he could soon die’ with the situation ‘looking grim’. The actor is best known for his role as Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical sitcom The Partridge Family, causing him to become a popular teen idol and pop singer. Back in March, the actor revealed he was battling dementia and...
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Working in a hurry is a major factor in farm accidents

This is too high. Families are grieving He said working in a hurry is a major factor in farm accidents, particularly in spring when the workload increases dramatically. “Farmers are under increased work pressure, as the dairy sector has expanded, while drystock farmers are availing of off-farm employment with the upturn in the economy,” McNamara said. Most dangerous occupation Farming continues to be the most dangerous occupation in the country. Farming has approximately 6% of the workforce but accounts for about 60% of the deaths. However, one trend is concerning farm safety officials. Source: ‘Farmers are under increased work pressure’ 17 November 2017 Free...
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David Hasselhoff Says Ex-Wife Is Lying About Injury

David Hasselhoff claims he's busted his ex-wife lying about being too injured to get a job. The Hoff filed docs in his spousal support battle with Pamela Bach, and says her claim that a 2003 motorcycle accident is limiting her ability to find work is total BS. According to the docs, Pamela's been posting tons of social media showing herself getting very physical.For instance, David says a Facebook video Pamela posted in April shows her running around on a basketball court, taking shot after shot. Worth noting ... she's not very good, so it's debatable if this helps or hurts the Hoff's case. Source: TMZ.com...
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€7.5m settlement for boy injured in car crash

The High Court has approved a €7.5 million settlement for a boy who suffered a brain injury after his pregnant mother was thrown from a car driven by an uninsured driver in a road accident. The accident happened just a few days before the woman’s due date, when she was on the way to have a final scan for her pregnancy. Cian Hammel had to be delivered by emergency caesarean section in hospital after his 17-year-old mother was thrown from the seven-seat vehicle in which she was travelling as a rear-seat passenger. The accident occurred on 3 February 2009 near Manhanagh Screen, Co Wexford. The driver of the vehicle lost control after overtaking another car and ended up overturned in a field. Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told the driver of the car was not...
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