$4.1m Settlement for Student Abandoned in DEA Facility
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 31, 2013
The U.S. Government agrees to pay Daniel Chong $4.1 million after ‘accidentally’ leaving him locked in a room for five days with no food or water. Last year Daniel Chong was a student at UC San Diego, and on April 20th, like many college students, he and some friends decided to get high. Unfortunately...
Heart attacks and strokes linked to PTSD
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on June 26, 2013
New research reveals that patients who suffer from a traumatic medical event may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Typically associated with events such as battlefield combat or sexual assaults, PTSD can have debilitating effects. Studies conducted by Dr. Donald Edmondson and his colleagues found that nearly 25 percent of stroke patients and 12 percent...
Workers’ Comp may not pay for PTSD
Posted in Accident & Injury, Workplace Injuries and Claims on June 24, 2013
The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that an injured truck driver suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may only receive workers’ compensation benefits for his physical injuries since the cause of his psychiatric condition was the horrific nature of the accident, not the injuries themselves. The case stemmed from a 2009 motor vehicle accident....