November 6, 2014 |
Plaintiffs' lawyers and Howmedica Osteonics Corp., a medical-device maker, have reached a $1 billion-plus settlement over claims that Howmedica hip implants failed in thousands of patients, requiring costly and painful surgery to correct the problem. The settlement involved plaintiffs from around the country, but was fashioned in large measure in Philadelphia by former federal magistrate Diane Welsh, acting as a court-appointed mediator, and members of the plaintiffs' steering committee, including Thomas Anapol and Tobias Millrood, two Philadelphia-based personal-injury lawyers, along with company lawyers.
November 6, 2014 |
Eagles guard Todd Herremans will undergo surgery to correct a torn biceps in his left arm and will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, an NFL source said Tuesday. Herremans' roster spot will be taken by guard Evan Mathis, who is coming off the injured reserve-designated return list on Wednesday. Matt Tobin, who had been filling in for Mathis at left guard, will start at right guard for Herremans, the source said. Herremans, 32, suffered the biceps injury late in the Cardinals game on Oct. 26. He played with a brace on his arm against the Texans on Sunday but left in the second half after injuring an ankle.
November 4, 2014 |
NICK FOLES won't need surgery for his broken left collarbone, according to multiple reports and to Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who said so on his 94WIP radio show last night. That almost certainly means Foles suffered a crack, as Eagles coach Chip Kelly indicated earlier yesterday, not a displaced fracture, which could have required the insertion of a plate, according to former Eagles and Flyers team orthopedist Dr. Art Bartolozzi. ESPN's Adam Schefter was first to report the results of yesterday's tests, which included an MRI. The Eagles offered no update last night.
November 4, 2014 |
His funeral drew judges, lawyers, officials, civil rights activists, and marijuana-legalization advocates from around the country. William H. Buckman, a Moorestown lawyer known for his pivotal role in exposing racial profiling in New Jersey, was remembered by those and others after his death two weeks ago at age 61. He committed suicide in a Mount Laurel motel room, prompting disbelief and grief in the legal community, where he was revered for his...
November 1, 2014 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Under a faultless sky, on a perfect fall day, Adam Morgan went to the mound Monday accompanied by the applause of exactly 306 fans and took one more step back to where he had once been. The Arizona Fall League isn't a field of dreams, but it is a seeding ground for prospects to grow, for developing big-leaguers to acquire a new skill, and for players who have suffered injuries to reclaim a place in their organizations' plans. Lefthander Adam Morgan falls into the third category.
October 30, 2014 |
Penn State free safety Ryan Keiser was "improving" after undergoing surgery for a small-bowel injury at Hershey Medical Center, coach James Franklin said Tuesday. The injury apparently was the result of a fractured rib suffered last Thursday during practice. Keiser was not in uniform Saturday against Ohio State and was ruled out for the season on Monday. It was not known how serious the bowel injury was. Franklin, whose statements about Keiser during his weekly press conference were approved by the fifth-year senior's family, said there was no infection.
October 16, 2014
WHILE WE STILL don't know a projected return date for 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who is recovering from spring shoulder surgery, coach Brett Brown said yesterday that the 2- to 4-month recovery period initially reported was not correct. "I heard somebody say 2 months. I don't know where that information came from. That's inaccurate," the coach told reporters yesterday after the Sixers' shootaround in Syracuse, N.Y., in preparation for the game against the New York Knicks.
October 11, 2014 |
During this preseason, 76ers coach Brett Brown has seen a lot that he has liked from Michael Carter-Williams, just not enough for the reigning NBA rookie of the year to scrimmage with his teammates. According to Brown, there is still no timetable for Carter-Williams to return to contact as he continues to recover from his May 6 surgery to fix the labrum in his right shoulder. Brown has served as the spokesman for Carter-Williams, because the Sixers say the second-year point guard won't conduct interviews until he is a full participant in practice.
October 3, 2014
Two Phillies underwent surgery, another had yet to schedule his, and an expensive arm passed a recent test. Cliff Lee underwent yet another MRI exam on his strained left elbow last Friday. The examination "yielded positive results as his flexor tendon is healing well," the team said Wednesday in a statement. Lee remains on target to begin a throwing program in November. He is owed $37.5 million in 2015 (including a buyout at season's end), and remains one of the team's most looming questions.
September 27, 2014 |
On Oct. 30, 2013, Michael Carter-Williams torched the Miami Heat for 22 points, 12 assists, 9 steals, and 7 rebounds in his inaugural regular-season game. There's a chance that the 76ers' second-year point guard won't get a chance to duplicate the feat in his second season opener. "I don't know," coach Brett Brown said Thursday regarding Carter-Williams' availability for the start of the regular season. "But at the start of our preseason games, I expect to give Tony [Wroten] the ball" at point guard.