A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord sustains damage, either by a traumatic event or disease. Injuries to the spinal cord can have various symptoms. The exact symptoms can depend on the location and severity of each spinal cord injury.
If you have traveled by air in the past few months, you may have heard this warning over the loud speaker prior to boarding the plane: owners of the Samsung Note 7 are advised to power down their phones until they have left the plane. Such advisements changed in October when Note 7 owners were banned from even stowing their phones on the aircraft. The devices have been prohibited on planes because flawed construction of the battery design causes the phone to overheat, leading to fires.
A Texas jury awarded a family a multi-billion dollar settlement in a civil case, the largest that this country has seen. An 8-year-old boy had suffered serious burn injuries on his birthday. Allegedly he was doused with gasoline and set on fire; an act that many believe was an intentional attack.