The scientific community and the media are guilty of viewing Henrietta and her family as abstractions; they did not give the Lacks family a fair trial, they’ve yet to give her family any form of compensation for the success of her cell line, and operated on Henrietta like a science fair project. In the non-fiction narrative The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, written by Rebecca Skloot, it states, “The fact that no one had sued over the growth or ownership of the HeLa cell line, he said, illustrated that patients didn’t mind when doctors took their cells and turned them into commercial products.” (204) This is unfair to the Lacks family because the fraud lawyer, Keenan Kester Cofield, deceived them. Although he is a con artist, he has a wide spectrum of knowledge about law than the Lackses really have about anything; they’ve had little to no education, and they barely knew anything about the HeLa cell line. The media made it seem as if the Lackses
Throughout the article he was over-the-top with his vocabulary that was not necessarily needed. Using the words he chose to use was a mistake because it took away from the meaning of the article and made me read on with confusion, sometimes not knowing what some words meant. Another weakness is his comparison with football and real life. Bachelder overlooked how in real life it mostly is up to the person to continue on with the plans of grandeur and is their own choice to do whatever it takes to uphold those plans with football’s unpredictability. Sometimes life is unpredictable, but people’s choices heavily effect whether the plans are continued unlike in football.
On last season of Sister Wives, the viewers saw that Meri Brown was allegedly having an affair with a man named "Sam." Meri insisted that she never met with this person, but the person kept writing a blog that told a different story. Meri admitted on the show that she was actually catfished and that this was really a woman messaging her and saying that they were a man. Meri was emotionally involved, but nothing physical happened according to
Though the game of football continues to be played in the United States, it also seems that these types of life-changing injuries are still being overlooked even to this day. While there are some better precautions being taken to prevent injuries like concussions and other similar trauma, the NFL purposely hides the real truth in order to ensure the ongoing popularity of the sport. Overall, football continues to grow as one of America’s most popular sports, yet its reputation as being a traumatic and life altering activity is still overlooked by many. Despite the overwhelming evidence that points to an increased risk for post traumatic brain diseases like dementia or Alzheimer 's, many young athletes still aspire to succeed and continue playing the sport. Though mainstream media may be to blame for popularizing the sport of football in the first place, the organizations such as the NFL share just as much responsibility for not thoroughly educating players about the risks they take each time they play the game or simply just participate in
The media is one of the main reasons to the lack of female football players. American football demonstrates a hegemonic masculinity and the media tends to emphasis that idea. In a greater scale, the media associates sports with men due to its aggressive nature. Women who try to change that perception tend to be given negative media depiction or none at all. In fact, there are female football players and associations but its due to the lack of media depiction, it is unknown.
A situation I have had involving HIPPA was when I turned 18 I hadn 't thought and tried to have my mom call my doctor for some reason. When she did they told her that she couldn 't do anything because I was now 18 and I hadn 't signed any waivers for her to access to my medical records. At the time it was a burden but now learning more about HIPPA I realize that it is in place to keep our medical records safe. Although I have have never had a direct at of malpractice done to myself, I have heard many stories of malpractice. Many times this will happen to elderly people.
During the search they officers did not find the bombing suspect or any illegal betting equipment. Officers did, however, find some pornographic material, and Mapp was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced for possession of pornographic material. The alleged search warrant was never submitted to evidence or presented at the trial. The case was reviewed by the United States Supreme Court, the questions presented was “Did Ohio law fail to provide Mapp her Fourth Amendment protection against ‘unreasonable search and
In the beginning I was scared to report the activities to my supervisor last year, Mr. Takeaway. My predecessor, Lee experienced the same things and gave me a warning but she too was too scared to say anything. So for two years she experienced being harassed and never reported it. When she took me to Pretoria Industrial High School she told me to never ever wear dresses or skirts at the school for my
The people of Maycomb have no sympathy for Mayella or what is happening in her broken down home until they realize a colored man is involved. Tom Robinson is innocent of this crime but citizens of Alabama would never want to admit two white people are lying and a colored man is telling the truth. “Yes, suh. I felt sorry for her, she seemed to try more’n the rest of ‘em--” (Lee 264). Tom Robinson only wanted to help Mayella with her chores out of pure kindness when Mayella kissed him.
Football has more benefits than one concussion. Children feel pressured in football when parents are telling them that it’s to dangerous (Rosenwald 2). Football does create pressure for children, but most of the pressure comes from parents. Parents need to think about the lifelong skills and benefits football can bring to their child. According to Walsh 1 “in most cases traumatic injuries require surgery and physical therapy.” Surgery in football can be a big deal, but it’s not a big deal for those children that think about the benefits of football.
As the trial progresses and Tom is questioned, he elaborates on his repeated contact with the woman he allegedly raped, Mayella Ewell: “I was glad to do it, Mr. Ewell didn’t seem to help [Mayella] none, and neither did the chillum, and I knowed she didn’t have no nickels to spare” (256). Although the racial norms prohibit it, Tom’s kindness spreads even to Mayella Ewell, who is disrespectful and unappreciative of him. After noticing that Mayella is incapable of paying him for his labor, he willingly works for free, paralleling how a mockingbird chirps for the enjoyment of the listeners without any incentive. Later on, in a conversation at the Finch home regarding the Tom Robinson trial, Mrs. Farrow, a devout woman, gives her perspective: “We can educate ‘em till we’re blue in the face, we can try till we drop to make Christians out of ‘em, but there’s no lady safe in her bed these nights” (311). Albeit Tom has the truth on his side and an accomplished lawyer, he is still impotent against the prominent stigma regarding black men and rape.
According to the New York Times journalist Alan Schwarz, he suggests, “The N.F.L.’s concussion studies have faced questions since they were published” (“N.F.L.’s Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Tobacco Industry”). The NFL has formed a committee to conduct researches on concussions and its effects, although many data and researches are flawed and concealed from the public. Alan Schwarz also commented, “Confidential data obtained by The Times shows that more than 100 diagnosed concussions were omitted from the studies” (Schwarz). In order for NFL to fully gain profit without any backlashes on “not conducting a research” from the public, the NFL decided to create a study based on falsified information and omitted data. As a result, fans and even doctors was unaware of the situation on concealment.
Many different investigations were started in order to connect CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) to football. These investigations succeeded, even though some took longer to be recognized due to the fact of how important American football is to the U.S.A., but nonetheless it was known that NFL players were at a high risk for CTE and the only way to fix it is to stop playing football. During studies like the NFL case in 2002, there was a big riot about NFL and how it impacts the football fans, but they never focused on how the injuries start to stack up into CTE. The scientists that focus towards the beginning of a football athletes rate of concussions start to see the a distortion in the brain. Scientists like Dr. Christopher Whitlow, who did an experiment on 25 boys around mid teens and used helmets to record brain activity while playing football.
Mike and the spotlight team investigated further and found no records of any of these settlements they had to show it came from the institution, so the Globe paid for the legal work necessary to sue for the sealed documents, they tried interviewing anyone who has been a victim of this abuse but the church will try to silence anyone who speaks out. Mitchell Garabedian was a lawyer in Boston who for years was filing public law suites against primarily John Geoghan one of the worst priest in the Boston archdiocese in terms of molesting kids. Largely due to