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Six Tips for Injury Prevention in High School Athletes

by Christian L Faiella, August, 31st 2015

Back to school means back to high school sports for a large number of students.  For many, practice and training starts before the first day of school.  Athletics provides many benefits to students beyond just physical activity.  However, those benefits carry with them some...

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DAMAGE CAPS ON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS UNDER REVIEW AGAIN

by Sidney E Wheelan, August, 19th 2015

The Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals has transferred to the Missouri Supreme Court, an appeal of a $10.8 million verdict for the death of patient during a heart catheterization procedure.  The St. Louis County award included $9 million in noneconomic damages, but state...

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Get Your Head Out of the Game: Sustaining Serious Head and Brain Injuries in Sports

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 29th 2015

            Memory loss, headaches, and confusion are just some of the symptoms of concussions. Concussions are injuries to the brain that can cause temporary loss of normal brain...

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Personal Flotation Device Negligence

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 22nd 2015

A PFD or personal flotation device is very important when going out on the water. It may just seem like it is for those who cannot swim, but PFDs could be the difference between life and death, even for the strongest...

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Personal Watercraft Accidents

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 15th 2015

What are more commonly known as Jet Skis, personal watercrafts are relatively new to the boating scene, but have quickly become one of the most dangerous watercrafts out there.
            Why are PWCs so dangerous? PWCs are very...

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Boat Collisions and Right of Way

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 8th 2015

Boat collisions happen every year, mainly because of operator inattention and ignorance of rules. Not knowing the right of way rules can be dangerous to yourself and everyone boating around you. Reviewing the Navigation Rules, regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard, can easily prevent...

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Drowning

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 1st 2015

Drowning is the number one cause of death in children 5 years old and younger, and the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide. It is also the second cause of injury or death in children 15 years old or younger. There are over 7000 drowning deaths per year. 5000 children 14...

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Boat Propeller Injuries

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, June, 24th 2015

            When swimming around a boat, the propeller is hidden under the water. This inability to see it or realize it is there can be the difference between life and death. A sudden stop can cause a collision with the propeller when water skiing or tubing...

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Drunken Boating Accidents

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, June, 17th 2015

          Alcohol is the leading contributor in fatal boat accidents. The National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) estimates that between 400 and 800 boat fatalities are results of operating a boat under the influence of alcohol. It also estimates that 35% to 38% of...

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Cheerleading and Gymnastics Injuries

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, June, 8th 2015

Cheerleading used to be a sideline activity in which a handspring was the most dangerous stunt performed.  Today, however, college and high school cheerleading is an intense and competitive sport. Cheerleaders are thrown high into the air, perform flips, and then are caught by their...

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