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Jury awards $26M in malpractice lawsuit, a Nebraska record

Nov. 30, 2021 14:17 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has awarded $26.1 million to a Sarpy County family who sued Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha after their child was sent home following an accidental fall and then suffered seizures that left her permanently disabled, though that...

Lawsuit claims hazing injured high school football player

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit claims a player on a highly ranked Southern California high school football team suffered traumatic brain injury, gashes and a broken nose in a locker room hazing ritual in which players punch each other until one gives up. The Orange...

'Glue me back together': Online pleas to aid parade victims

Nov. 23, 2021 19:51 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Friends and families of the roughly 60 people, including many children, hit by an SUV that sped through a Christmas parade in a suburban Milwaukee downtown say many suffered life-threatening injuries. One of them, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, died on...

Mouthguard sensors help provide research on player safety

Nov. 23, 2021 12:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mouthguards that some college football players are wearing this season have a dual purpose. Not only does the equipment provide the obvious protection for teeth and jaws, it also includes sensors collecting data to help research the best way to...

$62 million award in suit over toxic chemicals at school

Nov. 12, 2021 10:29 AM EST

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — Students and parents who say they suffered brain injuries from exposure to toxic chemicals at a Monroe, Washington, public school were awarded $62 million by a jury this week. The Seattle Times reports that Wednesday's decision is the second...

Florida QB Richardson hurts knee dancing in hotel, sits out

Nov. 08, 2021 15:36 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson, recovering from a concussion, injured a knee dancing in the team hotel the night before losing at South Carolina. Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that Richardson was “gimping around” the football facility...

Reforms are bitter pill for some whose kids had brain injury

Nov. 06, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Leanne Lewis was sleeping late on her 26th birthday when she was awakened by the piercing sound of her mother-in-law’s screams: “Brady! Brady! Brady!” Lewis’ 4-year-old son, BradyJ Lee Yarbrough, who had been stricken with catastrophic brain damage...

NFL, players agree to end 'race-norming' in $1B settlement

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired NFL players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court. The...

QBs, big names plentiful among injured early in NFL season

Oct. 15, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

About a third of the starting quarterbacks have already missed time because of injuries, and Richard Sherman’s return to the NFL was hastened by Tampa Bay’s need at cornerback. And now Sherman is hurt. There are big names aplenty among the...

The Latest: Bills-Chiefs return from halftime weather delay

Oct. 10, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 5 in the NFL (all times EDT): 11:15 p.m. The Bills-Chiefs showdown at Arrowhead Stadium resumed after a weather delay of about an hour with Buffalo leading 24-13 to start the second half. About half the crowd of...