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 Bay Times 11/21/2013 John C. Cotey TAMPA — Sean McNamee has had a lot of good days since the bad one that nearly took his life almost two months ago. Wednesday was one of the good days. The 16-year-old Wharton High School football player chatted with the nurses that helped save his life, hugged the […]

St. Petersburg Times 2/4/2009 TAMPA — Last spring, three young cancer patients died within a month of one another after stays at St. Joseph’s Hospital.But cancer didn’t kill them, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Attorney Steve Yerrid says the children were exposed to a dangerous fungus released during a hospital construction project. Their immune […]

St. Petersburg Time 2/4/1994 TAMPA – A secretary at the University of South Florida who says she was injured during a faculty fracas just before Christmas filed a civil suit Thursday against one of the professors involved.Jay Wolfson, a USF professor and member of the Hillsborough County Hospital Authority, threatened secretary Yolanda Santos, grabbed her […]

St. Petersburg Times 11/27/1991 Thirteen workers who say they suffered brain damage or other problems from cleaning up toxic sludge near the Florida Suncoast Dome upped the ante Tuesday in their lawsuit against the Dome’s owner.The city of St. Petersburg, and its consultants and contractor, not only “should have known” about the dangers, according to […]

St. Petersburg Times 5/8/1990 Eight months after he was fired from Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., Paul Calden carried a gun into the cafeteria of the Rocky Point office building and opened fire, killing three people and seriously injuring two others. After the rampage, Calden killed himself.Wednesday, the families of Calden’s victims filed an unusual lawsuit, […]