Catastrophic Injury

Boy Receives $14.5M Settlement Arising Out of Traumatic Injuries Sustained in Little League Baseball Game

A New Jersey boy, now 18, received a $14.5M settlement arising out of injuries and brain damage sustained during a little league baseball game in 2006. While pitching, Steven Domalewski, was struck in the chest by a line drive hit off of a metal bat. The ball struck him in the chest with such force and at the precise moment between heartbeats, that it caused a cardiac arrest. Although a spectator … [Read more...]

INJURED PASSENGER SUES METRA

A lawsuit was recently filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Metra arising out of injuries sustained in May 2011, by a Metra passenger in a train v. passenger vehicle collision. The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that Metra was negligent because the train was being operated with no lights, no horns, inadequate brakes, and too many passenger cars. For additional information, … [Read more...]

Family of NHL “Enforcer”, Derek Boogaard, Files Wrongful Death Suit Against the NHL

Derek Boogaard was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2001. His unofficial role on the teams for which he played was that of an “enforcer,” meaning, a player that responds to violent play by the opponent. In 277 regular season games, he was involved in at least 66 on-ice fights and had accumulated 589 penalty minutes. … [Read more...]

Junior Seau’s Family Sues NFL & Riddell

Junior Seau was born Tiaina Baul Seau, Jr., on January 19, 1969. He is considered by many to have been one of the best linebackers in NFL history. During his impressive pro football career, Seau was a ten time All-Pro and a twelve time Pro Ball player, 1994 AFC player of the year and 2003 Linebacker of the year. While on the San Diego Chargers, Seau helped lead the team to the 1994 Super Bowl. … [Read more...]

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