Latest Injuries News

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...

Suit settled over treatment of students with disabilities

Nov. 25, 2021 08:34 AM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest school district has reached a settlement with parents and advocacy groups over the treatment of students with disabilities. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the settlement effectively ends more than two years of...

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...

3 fishermen rescued after boat capsizes

Nov. 23, 2021 13:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three fishermen were rescued after their boat capsized off Tomales Bay, north of San Francisco, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The boat began taking on water before capsizing Monday about a half-mile off the coast, the Coast Guard said in a news...

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...

Saginaw-area animal control officer attacked by dogs, bitten

Nov. 19, 2021 09:58 AM EST

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were trying to identify the owner of two dogs that attacked an animal control officer in the Saginaw area. The officer was bitten Nov. 5 in a Buena Vista Township neighborhood after a resident reported being nearly attacked...

Former Arkansas Gov. David Pryor has hip surgery after fall

Nov. 18, 2021 18:45 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, underwent surgery after breaking his hip and shoulder during a fall, his family said Thursday. Pryor underwent a partial hip replacement Wednesday, two days after tripping and falling...

Man held in rock attack on border agent east of San Diego

Nov. 18, 2021 11:19 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A naked man was taken into custody after throwing rocks at a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the remote Otay Mountain area of San Diego County, authorities said. The agent was struck multiple times, including in the head, during the 7 a.m. Wednesday...

Man breaks ankles in jump from burning home in Mississippi

Nov. 15, 2021 19:44 PM EST

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — A man jumped from the second story of a burning home Monday in south Mississippi, escaping the fire but breaking both his ankles in the fall. WLOX-TV reported that the man, who was not identified, was recovering in a...