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Owensboro Teen Suffers Spinal Injury During Post-Game Celebration

March 8, 2012

An Owensboro, Kentucky, girl was severely injured during a celebration after her high school basketball team won a game in dramatic fashion. According to reports from Channel 14 News, the accident happened Monday night in the Apollo High School gymnasium.

The Apollo and Muhlenberg County teams were tied with under a second left to play when the home team scored and clinched the victory. Fans immediately began to rush onto the court in celebration. The victim lost her footing, fell into the crowd, and was trampled by other fans. The girl’s father was watching from the stands and saw her lying on the floor and rushed to her side. He was able to use his training as an emergency responder to help her after she told him she couldn’t feel her legs.

She was rushed to the local hospital where she remained for several days. By Tuesday morning, she had regained some feeling in her legs and was able to walk, but was later taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky after doctors determined she might have a spinal injury.

Those who witnessed the incident said that the fans rushing the floor could have been prevented if more security staff had been present.

The Owensboro Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers with Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers wish the young lady who was hurt in this horrible accident a full and speedy recovery from her injuries.

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Professional Wrestler Sues Opponent, Coliseum, and Promoter After Serious Injury

March 1, 2012

A professional wrestler is suing an Evansville-based promoter and his opponent after he suffered a kick to the groin during a match that caused his testicle to burst. According to Channel 14 News, the incident occurred during a match last June at the Evansville Coliseum.

The lawsuit, filed at the Clark Circuit Court Monday, claims that the victim’s opponent strayed from a pre-determined script when he kicked him in the groin. The victim says that he tried to reduce the swelling with an ice pack, but went to Clark Memorial Hospital the next day, where doctors determined the testicle had burst and needed to be removed.

The man’s attorneys have named Coliseum Championship Wrestling in the lawsuit for not properly training the other wrestler after he failed to rehearse the events of the match prior to going into the ring.

The lawsuit is seeking compensation for legal fees and unspecified damages for medical expenses associated with the injury, as well as complications he may develop later on as a result of the injury, including erectile dysfunction, loss of testosterone, loss of sex drive, and osteoporosis.

The Indiana Personal Injury Attorneys with Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers know that accidents on the job can happen anywhere and at any time. That is why we are here to help you by offering free consultations of your case if you have been injured by another’s negligence while working.

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5 People Die When Stage Collapses at Indianapolis Sugarland Concert

August 16, 2011

Five people died and dozens were inured on Saturday, August 13, when a State Fair stage collapsed in high winds before a concert that country superstars Sugarland were to perform. Twelve-thousand people were in attendance at the concert.

According to the Evansville Courier-Press, Governor Mitch Daniels called the incident a “learning point” and said that he may support mandating inspections of temporary structures like the stage that collapsed.

The state Department of Homeland Security has said it didn’t inspect the stage that was toppled by a wind gust estimated at 60 to 70 miles per hour.

CNN reports that the Indiana State Fair Commission has hired engineering company Thornton Tomasetti Inc. to investigate the collapse.

As of today, 18 people remain hospitalized after the collapse. Four people died at the scene: Alina Bigjohny, 23, of Fort Wayne; Christina Santiago, 29, of Chicago; Tammy Vandam, 42, of Wanatah; and Glenn Goodrich, 49, of Indianapolis. Nathan Byrd, a 51-year-old stagehand from Indianapolis who was atop the rigging when it fell, died overnight.

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If you lost a loved one to an Indiana wrongful death, the Indiana wrongful death lawyers at Woods and Woods may be able to help.

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City gets new boat to help with Kentucky boat accidents

September 24, 2009

Owensboro has a new boat to help with Kentucky boating accidents, according to WFIE.

The boat which is 14 feet long and 200 pounds will help firefighters assist with Kentucky boat accidents and water rescues more quickly.

The city is expected to get yet another 26- to 28-foot boat to assist in their water rescue efforts in the spring.

The new boats will help firefighters and rescue workers gain quicker access to water injury victims of Kentucky boat accidents.

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The Kentucky boating accident lawyers at Woods and Woods can help if you were injured in a boat accident.

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