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Spinal Cord Injuries

Jury Awards $148 Million to Woman Paralyzed in Bus Shelter Collapse at Chicago Airport


A jury in Cook County recently awarded $148 million in damages to a 26-year-old woman who was permanently paralyzed after a poorly maintained bus shelter collapsed and fell on her at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The $148 million was the...

Missouri Man Awarded $45 million After Knocker ball Spinal Cord Injury Results in Paralysis


A 25-year-old man from Ashland, Missouri was playing a game known as Knockerball in December of 2016 at a local mall when he suffered severe and permanent injuries that left him with quadriplegia. Knockerball, also referred to as bubble soccer,...

Spine Surgeon “Dr. Death” Sentenced to Life in Prison

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Last week, Christopher Duntsch, a 45-year-old Texas neurosurgeon who earned himself the nickname “Dr. Death,” was sentenced to life in prison by a Dallas jury. After deliberating for just over an hour, jurors agreed with prosecutors that the former surgeon...

Aggravating Spinal Cord Injuries: Who is to Blame?


The seriousness of a spinal cord injury cannot be overstated. The spinal cord is the central nervous system’s highway for communicating messages between the brain and the rest of the body. It is surrounded by a series of bones called...

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