The mother of a student who lost his life during a hazing ritual is filing a lawsuit against the college. The mother claims that the New York college failed to prevent injury-causing accidents due to hazing. The mother is attempting to claim $25 million in damages for her son's loss of life.
A man has recently entered his plea in his criminal case. The man was accused of causing a fatal New York car accident in which one of his passengers was killed and another suffered a traumatic brain injury. He has pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide as well as driving while intoxicated.
A disturbing criminal case that was purportedly covered up has recently surfaced in Albany. The New York authorities allegedly discovered that a disabled teenager was assaulted in 2013 by one of the staff members at a developmental center. Four additional staff members face criminal charges for allegedly attempting to cover up the incident. The assault has left the 18 year old with a serious head injury.
A man who caused a crash that killed a Brooklyn family has recently been found guilty in the case. The man has been found guilty of criminally negligent homicide, as well as second-degree manslaughter. The New York car accident took the lives of a husband, his pregnant wife and their baby.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that traumatic brain injury accounts for nearly one-third of all injury deaths in the United States. People who survive such an injury face long-term disabilities, such as cognitive impairment, limited movement, problems with vision or hearing, personality changes and depression.
New York sports fans may be interested to learn that, on Feb. 20, it was reported that two men who were involved in an assault in April 2011 that left one man with severe brain damage were sentenced. According to the report, the assault, which occurred in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium, was reported prompted as a result of rivalry between the two different teams that were playing at the time.
A 45-year-old New York male journalist was reportedly beaten on Jan. 17 near West 54th Street and Seventh Avenue. According to the report, police believe that the beating was a possible hate crime as the man's wallet was not taken following the attack.
Sports fans in New York may have been surprised to hear the latest news about one former pro-athlete. The family of former MLB player Ryan Freel learned that he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy before killing himself in 2012. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE, is a serious degenerative brain disease that typically arises from a head injury that occurs frequently. Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy and Sports Legacy Institute reviewed the report with Freel's family and MLB executives during the third week of December 2013.