Sports Injury Work Comp

In Dennis McKinley v. Arizona Cardinals, California’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board declined to exercise the state’s jurisdiction over the case, in effect upholding the terms of the athlete’s original contract with the team. The contract states: “… Claims for workers’ compensation shall be filed with the Industrial Commission of Arizona, and the parties agree that […]

Steroids

My Advice to Potential Users: If you don’t have what it takes, forget about it – no drug can give you willpower, determination and hard discipline! That being said, in my law practice as well as in my days as an Olympic athlete, I have encountered the abuse of steroids on every level, sometimes justifiable […]

Professional Sports

Professional sports are a textbook example of a bilateral cartel made up of club owners and unionized players engaged in intrastate and interstate commerce. The club owners exercise monopoly power in the product market and monopsony power in the input market, whereas, the players try to countervail that monopsony power. In economics, a monopsony is […]

Shoulder Injury

Each year, millions of people see orthopedists with some kind of shoulder injury. Out of these, more than 60 percent are rotator cuff problems. The remaining forty percent are predominantly upper arm sprains and strains. Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. […]

Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

Summary of Condition Medial epicondylitis is also called “little league” elbow.   Medial epicondylitis illustrates a snapping motion of the elbow in pronation or a motion such as throwing breaking balls in baseball causing stress on the medial side of the elbow.  This results in an injuring of the radioulnar pronator cuff muscle inserting on the […]

Knee Pain and Medical Malpractice

Knee pain with no obvious x-ray or physical exam findings should bring up a red flag to automatically check the hip. It is well known and taught in medical schools, that the same nerve-the obturator nerve-innervates both joints. Therefore, an elderly patient commonly can present to an emergency room complaining of knee pain after a […]