Month: March 2018

Boy’s Death on Waterslide Highlights Theme Park Dangers

The case of Caleb Schwab is one of the most tragic in recent memory. The 10-year-old was decapitated in 2016 riding a waterslide in Kansas. The Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City built the world’s tallest waterslide. They also built an engineering nightmare and ignored critical engineering safeguards. A previously sealed indictment provides the information.

As the SF Gate reported, the case sends shockwaves across Kansas and theme parks in general.

The 170-foot ride, known as the Verruckt caused young Caleb’s death and more than another dozen injuries. The Kansas Attorney General’s office is prosecuting the company and one of its former employees. Tyler Austin Miles, the former Director of Operations for the park is charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery, interference with law enforcement, and aggravated endangering a child.

Negligence and Worse

Perhaps most damning is the knowledge that the park officials knew the ride was unsafe. This negligence caused some critical failures leading to Caleb’s death. Even after some injuries, the company left the ride open. The AG’s office also alleges the company hid vital information.

Victims of the park are still open to compensation. In fact, the severe errors also highlight common issues at other theme parks. Many other parks have similar histories. Furthermore, some parks do not correctly account for safety procedures and means of shutting down rides. In short, many of these parks put profit over their consumers.

Sound familiar? Contact Ehline Law immediately. Our firm specializes in similar cases. In fact, the Ehline Law Firm APLC is the top California theme park injury law office. We also represented related injury cases in multiple states. Our advice is free, and we visit anywhere in the state to consult. We are your shield. Let our experience work for your family.

Research Shows Pituitary Damage Frequently Follows TBIs

Color chart of stem of human brain
Schematic of brain stem.

As if the effects of brain injury isn’t enough. Researchers determined that traumatic brain injury does even more damage to the human body than previously believed. The brain’s fragile and important interaction with the pituitary gland is vital to bodily function. Injuries cause interruption or change to the regular interaction between the two.

This is where personal injury attorneys need to keep their medical knowledge current. The Ehline Law Firm APLC is the leading TBI law office in California. This is partially due to our own research and partially due to partnerships with leading physicians and researchers. With medical science expanding quickly, it is vital to be ahead of the curve.

In addition, there are several key factors at play. One is the well being of our clients. The newest medical knowledge allows us a better understanding of their medical challenges. Furthermore, it also allows our firm to estimate their future needs better.

Emerging Science

Pituitary injuries are nothing to sneeze at. In fact, coupled with TBIs, they are often devastating to families. A 2015 article printed by the National Institute of Health shows the incredible effects on the human body.

Up to 20% of TBI victims develop chronic hypopituitarism. Imagine the numbers. 235,000 people are hospitalized due to TBIs, and many more do not seek treatment. There are thousands of people suffering from effects of sports injuries, work accidents, and car accidents. These medical issues can cause severe pain, hematomas, and severe blood and energy issues.

All of this means tens of thousands to millions of dollars of needed future care, depending on the client. Clients, firms, and courts need to know this vital information.

For more information about the future of thyroid issues and traumatic brain injuries, keep it tuned here. The Ehline Law Firm writes about the future of medicine and how it affects law firms and our clients.


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