From ESPN via Associated Press April 14,2016 BERKELEY, Calif. — The family of California football player Ted Agu, who died after a team drill in 2014, has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the school system for $4.75 million, officials said Thursday. The parents of the 21-year-old Agu sued, saying their son shouldn’t have been in […]

TAMPA —  The Hillsborough County School Board has agreed to a $2-million settlement with a student who suffered a brain injury during football practice. In addition, the school board has agreed to institute new rules meant to prevent future brain injuries in student-athletes, which will implement uniform procedures to be followed when a head injury […]

Tampa Tribune Published March 28, 2015 By Elizabeth Behrman | Tribune Staff   TAMPA — A Hillsborough County jury late Friday awarded $64 million in damages to a man his lawyers say was “nearly cut in half” almost five years ago when a building collapsed on him. Robert Matthews, then 25, slid under a pre-manufactured building […]

Tampa Bay Times Jodie Tillman | Times Staff Writer Published October 22, 2014   TAMPA — For people with back pain, Laser Spine Institute makes a tantalizing offer: high-tech surgeries that relieve suffering and let patients walk out the door in hours. But a recent lawsuit alleges an Ohio man couldn’t even stand after his […]