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Helmet Maker Riddell Found Liable For Failure To Warn Of Concussion Risk

In 2000, a biomechanics company gave helmet manufacturer Riddell a warning: Football helmets, no matter how well they protect against skull fractures, cannot protect against concussions. Riddell, however, gave the warning little notice and claimed that its "Revolution" football helmet would reduce the risk of concussion injury by 31 percent.

Call for Tougher Legislation to Prevent Bed Rail Injuries

With the American population increasing in age, more care for seniors is being administered. Some seniors receive care while still in their homes, while others move to assisted living facilities. A common denominator for both scenarios is the increased use of hospital beds with adjustable rails. The rails keep patients from falling out of bed, and help patients who suffer from illnesses that make them prone to wandering off stay in a safe location.

Brain Injuries and NFL Players

American football can be a violent sport. It is, after all, a sport where contact is required. The NFL takes dangerous contact seriously, leveling fines against players who deliver unnecessarily violent hits. Yet, there is plenty of room for improvement.

Avoiding Ponzi Schemes, Protecting Your Investments

In December 2008, Bernie Madoff reminded the world about the devastation Ponzi schemes can cause for victims of financial crimes. In order to protect their financial interests, investors should learn how to identify a Ponzi scheme; those who have already been swindled should be aware that it may be possible to hold fraudulent actors responsible through a class action lawsuit.

As Cheerleaders Take More Risks, Cheerleading Head Injuries Rise

In November 2012, an NBA cheerleader fell on her head while doing a stunt at a basketball game. She suffered mild head injuries, a broken rib and broken vertebrae. Her fall is not the first of its kind in a sport that is becoming increasingly dangerous. In fact, according to Dr. Jeff Mjaanes, a sports medicine pediatrician, "Cheerleading is probably the highest risk sport for a catastrophic head and neck injury."

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