The family of the 45-year-old man who suffered a skull fracture after being punched at Dodger Stadium has hired civil rights and personal injury attorney Carl Douglas.Los Angeles Police Department investigators are continuing their search for a man suspected of punching Rafael Reyna during an argument after Friday night’s Dodgers game, sending the 45-year-old to the hospital.Reyna is hospitalized in a coma, according to his family’s attorney.Douglas has represented a number of high-profile clients, and was once a member of O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team” of defense lawyers. Reyna’s wife Christel told KTLA her husband fractured his skull when he fell in the parking lot after being punched and is on life support.She said she was on a Facetime call with her husband when he was attacked after midnight Saturday following the Dodgers’ six-hour game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.No arrests have been made and the cause of the fight remains under … [Read more...] about Family of man beaten in Dodger Stadium parking lot hires former ‘Dream Team’ lawyer
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Peter Holley, The Washington Post Published 4:13 pm PDT, Saturday, October 20, 2018 A Bird scooter parked along Market st. as seen on Mon. April 9, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. A Bird scooter parked along Market st. as seen on Mon. April 9, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle Buy photo A man shows the mobile application allowing to check the availability of electric scooters of the US company Lime on the day of their launch in Paris on June 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images less A man shows the mobile application allowing to check the availability of electric scooters of the US company Lime on the day of their launch in Paris on June 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christophe ... more Photo: Christophe Archambault / AFP / Getty Images A rider aboard a Lime scooter … [Read more...] about Class-action lawsuit accuses e-scooter companies of ‘gross negligence’
By Washington Post PUBLISHED: September 7, 2018 at 8:36 am | UPDATED: September 7, 2018 at 8:43 am By Peter Holley | The Washington Post They have been pouring into emergency rooms around the nation all summer, their bodies bearing a blend of injuries that doctors normally associate with victims of car wrecks – broken noses, wrists and shoulders, facial lacerations and fractures, as well as the kind of blunt head trauma that can leave brains permanently damaged. When doctors began asking patients to explain their injuries, many were surprised to learn that the surge of broken body parts stemmed from the latest urban transportation trend: shared electric scooters. In Santa Monica, California – where one of the biggest electric-scooter companies is based – the city’s fire department has responded to 34 serious accidents involving the devices this summer. The director of an emergency department there said his team treated 18 patients who were seriously injured … [Read more...] about Scooter use is rising in major cities. So are trips to the emergency room.
Updated 5:56 AM ET, Mon August 13, 2018 This is the second part of the series,"Escape from the Mayo Clinic." Read the first part here. Sherburn, Minnesota (CNN)One winter afternoon last year, Duane Engebretson sat in his stepdaughter's hospital room at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, trying to figure out how she could escape. Alyssa Gilderhus, 18 and a senior in high school, had been a patient at Mayo for about two months, ever since having a ruptured brain aneurysm on Christmas Day. Alyssa Gilderhus before her ruptured brain aneursym and hospitilization at the Mayo Clinic. Mayo neurosurgeons saved her life, but she and her parents were unhappy with the care she was receiving in the rehabilitation unit, and they say they repeatedly asked for her to be transferred. But they say Mayo refused to let her transfer to another hospital, even after a lawyer wrote a letter asking Mayo to make the arrangements. Alyssa and her family began to suspect that Mayo was … [Read more...] about Teen escapes from the Mayo Clinic after hospital won’t let her go
By Bob Egelko Published 4:07 pm PDT, Monday, August 6, 2018 A federal appeals court cleared the way Monday for a constitutional challenge to California’s broad felony-murder law, which classifies unintentional killings during the commission of an “inherently dangerous” felony as second-degree murder, punishable by up to life in prison. Hundreds of inmates are serving lengthy prison terms under the law, which goes further than laws in other states in treating all participants in crimes as murderers if someone is killed. The state Senate has passed legislation that would narrow the law to exclude those who had not actually committed the killing or acted with “reckless indifference” to human life. Prosecutors oppose the measure, and its future is uncertain. In Monday’s ruling, however, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said a Bay Area man now serving 19 years to life for a 1996 murder conviction could try to make a case … [Read more...] about California felony-murder law challenge backed by US court