A woman who has been fighting for the right to marry her partner of 38 years is considering an appeal of a Winnebago County judge’s order denying her that right, because her partner is in a vegetative state.
The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) said conversations with Northbrook neurologist Dr. Larry Robbins led to her increased concern about young athletes taking repeated hits to the head.
The Cook County Board has approved a $20 million settlement for the family of a toddler who suffered severe brain damage after surgery at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
A New Jersey teenager who was left with brain damage after he was struck by a line drive while playing in a youth baseball game will receive a $14.5 million settlement from his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain.
Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. imposed an 18-year sentence for aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent for an East Chicago woman who beat her 2-year-old child, causing a permanent, lifelong disability.
It’s the world’s most popular sport and now there’s new evidence that playing soccer can damage your brain.
Former Bear Dave Duerson’s degenerative brain injuries might not even have qualified for benefit under the NFL disability plan he himself helped create, according to a published report.
Update 9/14 at 5:32pm The Chicago Bears have confirmed the fact that Hunter Hillenmeyer was placed on the IR. In a statement released to the press the Bears also confirmed it was the result of […]