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Crumple Zones Decrease Injuries From Collisions

Crumple Zones Decrease Injuries From Collisions

| Personal Injury
Thanks to car safety innovations throughout the last fifty years, there has been a major increase in vehicular transportation, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In terms of fatalities per miles driven, we have gone from 5.39 deaths per 100 million miles (1964) to 1.10 deaths per 100 million miles driven in 2013.…Read the article
DoT Evaluating Cell Phone Disabling Tech

DoT Evaluating Cell Phone Disabling Tech

| Personal Injury
For those who are aware of the incredible dangers of drivers texting and talking on the their phones behind the wheel, there may be hope for the future. According to Discovery, the Department of Transportation is analyzing the effects of technology that disables cell phones while in vehicles. As we all know, driving is dangerous…Read the article
Stay Safe By Packing These Car Essentials

Stay Safe By Packing These Car Essentials

| Personal Injury
A breakdown on the side of the road, a blizzard from out of nowhere, a dead battery, a flat tire, or getting lost out on a seldom-traveled road can all turn into tales of catastrophe. Whether that catastrophe simply means a late night on the side of the road, a tale told later with a…Read the article
NBCNews Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Flint, Michigan

NBCNews Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Flint, Michigan

| Environmental Litigation
“Lead poisoning is an insidious disease,” said Hunter Shkolnik. “We know the brain is permanently and irreversibly damaged but it doesn’t manifest itself immediately. These children have been pushed so far down now they cannot ever achieve what was expected of them.” “What we’re trying to do here is get action and get action quick,”…Read the article
Shoulder Impingement Injury

Shoulder Impingement Injury

| Personal Injury
A bad fall, a direct blow in an automobile accident, or an overuse injury from work can all attribute to a debilitating injury called shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement occurs when the room between the rotator cuff and the top bone of the shoulder (the acromion) is narrowed or made jagged from an injury. The pain…Read the article
Helping an Older Person Get Up From a Fall

Helping an Older Person Get Up From a Fall

| Personal Injury
  When an older person falls, the injury may not have yet happened. It may happen when they get quickly yanked back up to their feet by an eager, friendly hand. The injuries that can occur from this are spinal cord injuries, dislocations, torn ligaments, or torn muscles. Additionally, the serious injury could occur with…Read the article
Pharma Industry Spends Shocking Amount on Advertising

Pharma Industry Spends Shocking Amount on Advertising

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
While the profits of prescription and over the counter medication is profound, not enough is spent on research and development. Surprisingly, it is not for lack of funds to pull from, it is because the pharmaceutical industry spends almost twice as much on promotion (marketing, public relations, and advertising) than it does on research and…Read the article
Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

| Personal Injury
If everyone wore a lifejacket, or at least had quick access to a functioning life jacket, while operating or riding watercraft, hundreds of lives would be saved. That is because 70% of boating accidents happen to be drownings, and of those drowning victims, 85% of those people were not wearing life jackets, according to the…Read the article
Limited Supply of Drugs is Causing Problems in U.S. Hospitals

Limited Supply of Drugs is Causing Problems in U.S. Hospitals

| Medical Malpractice
It is a story that seems straight out of a developing nation, not from our own backyards. Vital drugs to treat cancer, antibiotics, anesthetics, painkillers, and drugs necessary during surgery are in short supply right here in the U.S., according to a recent article in the New York Times. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists…Read the article
Breathing Paint and Glue Fumes Could Lead to Benzene Poisoning

Breathing Paint and Glue Fumes Could Lead to Benzene Poisoning

| Personal Injury
Lead, asbestos, and even mold may come to mind as dangerous substances before you think of benzene. Although benzene is one of the lesser known dangerous substances, it can cause serious health problems for people who have long-term exposure to it, such as painters and those who work in factories that use benzene for producing…Read the article