December 28, 1994 |
Back in 1984, Irene Tesaura suffered severe injury when an oral surgeon damaged a nerve in her jaw with an injection of alcohol. A Philadelphia Common Pleas jury awarded her $2,747,000. The surgeon, Dr. M.L. Perrige, appealed, claiming the award was "excessive. " The state Superior Court didn't agree. It told Perrige he's going to have to bite the bullet and pay the award. "This jury verdict does not shock our sense of justice," said the appeals court. "The severity of Mrs. Tesauro's injury in itself would support the compensatory award.
January 14, 2003 |
The big Mac is suffering from more than plantar fasciitis in his feet. After a battery of tests, doctors are nearing the conclusion that 76ers center Todd MacCulloch has nerve damage in his feet. About a month ago, MacCulloch began experiencing a "strange" sensation in his feet - tingling, burning and numbness. "It's not an excruciatingly painful thing," MacCulloch said yesterday after a three-hour film and practice session, "but it's uncomfortable. " And it is constant, although MacCulloch said that doctors thought it was reversible.
May 22, 1996 |
Randy Johnson will miss another two or three weeks with a bulging disc in his back, Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella said yesterday. Last year's American League Cy Young Award winner went through an electromyogram, which measures impulse and nerve patterns in muscles, on Friday. It revealed no nerve damage to his back. Johnson, 32, went on the 15-day disabled list May 13. The bulging disc will not require surgery, team doctor Larry Pedegana said. "It is important that it did not show any nerve damage," Pedegana said.
September 25, 2000 |
The wait was like getting teeth pulled, but a jury finally came to a decision in the case of a patient who sued his dentist for getting on his nerves. The patient put the bite on the dentist. After deliberating for about a day last week, the Philadelphia jury awarded Robert Bey, 42, and his wife, Diana, $600,000 for what they have painfully gone though as a result of a tooth extraction in 1995. The verdict was obviously a kick in the teeth for the dentist. The panel agreed with lawyers Stewart J. Eisenberg and Brian C. Hall that Dr. Fred Sacks, an oral surgeon, of Cheltenham, failed to specifically inform the husband that he might suffer nerve damage when he had his tooth pulled.
October 7, 2010
Ian Laperriere will start the season on the injured list, and even the usually upbeat Flyers right winger conceded Wednesday that he has thought about retirement recently because of post-concussion problems. But don't, Laperriere warned, count him out just yet. "I'm not retiring now," Laperriere said in a phone conversation. "My main focus is getting better. " An NHL source said he didn't expect Laperriere to play this season. If he does not, it wouldn't be surprising if his 15-year career was over.
December 12, 1990 |
COOPER WAS A NO-SHOW We were among the disappointed hoping to catch a glimpse of Agent Dale Cooper skulking about the Germantown Friends School yesterday when two other "Twin Peaks" honchos - writer Scott Frost, brother of "Peaks" co- creator Mark, and Lynch-Frost Productions representative Ken Scherer - blew into town. Frost was checking out the school and the Germantown and Chestnut Hill area in preparation for writing Cooper's "biography" - tentatively titled "Agent Cooper: My Life, My Tapes" - which will be published by the Pocket Books come April or May. The fact that Kyle MacLachlan was not scheduled to be amongst the entourage did not deter fans at the school, which his agent attended, according to the storyline.
November 7, 1997 |
The bullet tore through the cop's arm and slammed into his protective vest with such force that doctors had to pry it out with a knife. But former Officer Durrell Gardner, 38, survived to testify against the man who shot him. That man, Jerry Frazier, 36, was apologetic at his sentencing yesterday, but Common Pleas Judge Anthony J. DeFino was unmoved. "If that officer hadn't been wearing a bulletproof vest, you would be here for sentencing on a murder charge," said DeFino, who then imposed a 12 1/2 to 25-year prison term for aggravated assault and weapons offenses.
July 23, 1996 |
Dodgers centerfielder Brett Butler, whose 32nd and final radiation treatment for throat cancer is scheduled for Monday, will have his right shoulder examined by Dr. Frank Jobe today in Los Angeles. Butler, who was diagnosed in early May with cancer, had surgery on May 21 to remove lymph nodes and muscle tissue from his neck and throat. In the process, Butler suffered some nerve damage in the shoulder, though it is unknown if it is permanent. Today, according to Butler, Jobe will attempt to measure the amount of "firing power in the nerves," before Butler begins a rigorous training schedule to return to baseball.
December 18, 1998 |
A Philadelphia jury has given a Brooklyn Hasidic rabbi and his wife a $1.5 million Hanukkah present. The Common Pleas jury ruled in the rabbi's favor in a slip-and-fall case this week. Before the trial, Rabbi Samuel Krausz, 47, worried that he might not have a prayer in finding eight contemporary Philadelphia jurors who could relate to his "old world" accent and traditional dress, said his lawyer, Bruce M. Ginsburg. But the American-born rabbi's concerns were unwarranted.
August 4, 1990 |
Phillies catcher Steve Lake, who is on the disabled list with a sprained fifth finger on his right hand, says he won't play anymore this season. Lake made the comments after visiting a hand specialist yesterday. "I got some good news: I don't need surgery," he said. "But I have a partially torn ligament and a torn capsule. There is nerve damage caused by the swelling, but that will go away. "They told me anywhere from six to eight weeks, and that if I played and re-injured it I'm looking at surgery," he said.