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Vaping Causes Teenager’s Lungs to Become Completely Blocked

Published on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:46 am in Product Liability.

On July 26, 2019, 17-year-old Tryston Zohfeld’s previously healthy lungs suddenly failed. He says he woke up vomiting, and his heart was beating rapidly. The Texas teen was rushed to the Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Doctors put him in a medically induced coma while they ran tests to figure out the cause. Tests for diseases like pneumonia all came back negative even though chest X-rays showed his lungs were completely blocked.

His condition kept getting worse and doctors didn’t know the cause. That’s when a family member revealed that Tryston had vaped since he was in the eighth grade. His parents were shocked because they hadn’t known about his secret habit. His father, Matt Zohfeld said to ABC, “The lightbulb started coming on. It started making sense why we weren’t finding anything else.”

Cincinnati Priest, Rev. Geoffrey Drew, Indicted on 9 Counts of Rape

Published on Aug 23, 2019 at 1:50 pm in Title IX.

On August 19, 2019, Rev. Geoffrey D. Drew, a priest from St. Ignatius of Loyola, was indicted on nine counts of rape by a Hamilton County Grand Jury. Drew was placed on leave from the church in July 2019. According to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, Drew faces life in prison if convicted.

The incidents happened between 1988 and 1991. While Drew wasn’t ordained until 2004, at the time of the alleged rapes he was employed as a music minister at St. Jude School in Green Township. According to WCPO Cincinnati, a 41-year-old man testified before a grand jury the week prior to the indictment. He said he was 10 and 11 years old and an altar boy when the incidents occurred.

What Does the NFL Do When a Player Gets a Serious Concussion?

Published on Aug 20, 2019 at 10:30 am in Brain Injury.

It’s no secret that football can be a dangerous sport. Because of this, the NFL has taken steps to ensure any player with a concussion is tended to as quickly as possible. This is done to prevent further brain injury. Over the years, a number of modifications have been made to their medical emergency protocols. These protocols reflect the most up-to-date medical consensus on the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of a head injury.

Am I Liable if Someone Else Driving My Car Gets into an Accident?

Published on Aug 13, 2019 at 11:30 am in Auto Accident.

You may not think twice about letting a trusted friend or family member drive your car if the situation calls for it. However, you’re also probably not thinking about the consequences of that person getting into an auto wreck. These situations can cause some confusion with insurance companies and you may be affected, even if you weren’t in the car at the time. Here’s what you need to know about how liability is determined after a collision involving a vehicle that’s owned by someone other than who is driving:

How Does Insurance Apply When Someone Else Drives Your Car?

Many people believe in a common misconception when their friend or family member is driving their car. They think that insurance applies to the driver. However, this is not the case. Insurance applies to the vehicle. So, if someone who is not on your insurance plan is driving your vehicle, your insurance still applies in the case of an accident.

Superior Care Home in Paducah to Pay $2.2M in Damages

Published on Aug 12, 2019 at 9:35 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

Superior Care Home nursing home in Paducah, KY has been ordered by jurors to pay over $2 million in damages to the Moore family after the passing of 92-year-old Mary Opal Moore. The lawsuit against the facility alleged gross negligence and failure to provide proper care. Tad Thomas and Brain Jasper of Thomas Law Offices represented the family of the victim in the lawsuit.

Moore moved into Superior Care Home in December 2014. She resided there into 2015 for approximately three months. With a price tag of over $9,000 a month, the family chose the facility because of advertisements regarding a new memory care facility. They believed the medical professionals could help with Moore’s dementia.