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Swimming Pool Safety Guidelines

Summertime brings people outdoors, and especially to the backyard pool. Swimming pools are certainly fun, and an escape from the heat; however, they carry some responsibility and liability for their owners. Children and even adults near and inside pools can be injured instantly by slip and fall accidents, electrocution in bad weather, diving injuries, and drowning. The Centers for Disea......

Coping With Wrongful Death

The unexpected death of a loved one is traumatic to say the least; if it happens in your family, you might be overwhelmed with emotion, and also questions. A wrongful death can be even worse, since there's the added trauma of finding out how and why the death happened, and the sense that the death could have been prevented. Shock, disbelief, devastation—all of these feelings are normal,......

Stop CBV Collections, Inc. Debt Harassment

Is CBV Collections, Inc. harassing you over a debt? Stop the harassment. Get Money. And you won’t pay us a dime for our services. Whether you owe the debt or not, you are protected under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). CBV Collections, Inc. is a collection agency that has been in business since 1933. CBV Collections, Inc. is headquartered in Valdosta, Georgia. CBV Coll......

Illinois Motorcycle Laws

Warmer weather in Illinois brings motorcycles back to our roads, and it's everyone's job to keep them safe. Drivers of cars and trucks have the responsibility of being aware of bikes around them, and bikers have a set of laws to obey, laid out by the Illinois state government.On the road, motorcycle riders in Illinois are required to use their headlight during daylight (and obvio......

Boating Under The Influence

One of the lesser known summer hazards, boating under the influence is both dangerous and illegal. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that alcohol consumption is the leading cause of fatal recreational boating accidents every year, exceeding fatalities caused by incompetent driving, carelessness, and excessive speed. All fifty states consider a boater with a BAC of 0.08% legally intoxicated, ......

Nursing Home Fined For Sexual Harassment

In early April, 2013, Florida fined the Avante at Ormond Beach nursing home $36,000 fine against for its poor handling of a sexual abuse allegation. Inspectors working for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration found the nursing home did not properly report an allegation that an employee crawled into bed with a patient.This is a pretty steep fine by state standards—the......

Distracted Driving Reaches Dangerous Heights

Distracted driving has reached epidemic levels in the United States. The Centers of Disease Control reports that distracted driving results in more than fifteen fatalities and over 1,200 injuries daily. Any activity which takes the eyes, mind, or hands away from the task of driving safely is considered a distraction. Read on for some of the most dangerous kinds, which should be avoided ......

Virginia Beach Elder Abuse Case

Another case of awful elder abuse has just been aired in court. In early April, 2013, a Virginia Beach Circuit Court judge sentenced Shelia D. Beard, 48, to more than a year behind bars for felony and misdemeanor counts of abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult. Beard entered an Alford plea, which means she didn't admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict her......

Settlement Reached In Botox Case

Settlement Reached In Botox Case A confidential settlement has been reached in an Oklahoma lawsuit against Allergan Inc. (AGN). The suit arose after 6-year-old boy was injected with Botox (manufactured by Allergan); he developed a reaction so severe he had to be placed on a ventilator. Jessica Wells, the mother of 6-year-old Jackson Wells, claimed the injection—which was given ......

Proposed Bill Would Hurt Asbestos Claims

In June of this year, Republicans pushed a bill through the House Judiciary Committee, which is designed to make it harder for victims of asbestos exposure to get fairly compensated. Supposedly, the bill will address systemic fraud and abuse around asbestos claims—but there's no compelling evidence fraud is actually happening.The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT) ......

Trucking Accidents Are Increasing In The US

Trucking accidents are increasing in the US. In the last twenty years, commercial truck accidents have increased by 20%—and these accidents inflict serious harm, more than traffic accidents between cars do, because commercial trucks are bigger and much heavier. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) repo......

Distracted Driving Responsible For Accidents

Distracted driving is responsible for a lot of needless tragedies on US roadways. It's defined as any activity that takes the driver's attention away from driving. A short list of driver distractions: eating and drinking, adjusting the radio, talking on a cell phone or Smartphone, texting, grooming, reading, chatting with passengers, looking at a map, using a GPS device, and (incredibly......

Most Nursing Homes Unable To Meet Alzheimer Needs

The United States is aging, as a nation. Coming decades will see greater numbers of retired Americans than ever before, and this offers a range of challenges for governments, communities, and families. Elder care is going to become a much bigger issue than it is now; already, there are shortages of care providers. Most analysts who have looked at America's skilled nursing facilities, as......

Slip And Fall Injuries

Slipping on a slick surface or tripping over debris on someone else's property are referred to as slip and fall accidents in the legal world. Commercial property owners have a responsibility to keep the sidewalk in front of their premises and their parking lot clear and safe to avoid accidents. This doesn't always happen, and the injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents can be ve......

NHTSA Suggests Rating System For Older Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has suggested a car rating system for older drivers. The agency is seeking public comments in the Federal Register for the proposed system, which would set up a “silver car” rating in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The NHTSA is asking older drivers about aspects of car performance which would help them, especially new sa......

Bicycle Accidents Rise Demographics Change

Although it's a healthy way to get around, riding a bike on roads in the U.S. can be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tracks bike accidents; in 2010 there were 618 fatalities in bicycle-motor vehicle crashes in the U.S., a little below 2% of all people killed in fatal crashes.Bike injuries run much higher. 2010 saw 52,000 injuries reported, wh......

Nursing Homes Altering Records

An unfortunately common practice, altering nursing home records is a way facilities try to cover their tracks after nursing home neglect or abuse charges surface. Even when families of a victim of neglect are sure that mistakes were made, available proof is what counts in court.When an elder neglect or abuse ca......

After An Accident Keep A Diary

After a serious accident, particularly an accident caused by negligence, an important task for the victim is to keep a personal injury diary, recording the facts of their changed life. An injury diary becomes evidence in a trial or arbitration session; detailed notes hold weight in both.Daily or weekly notes, documenting the nature and extent of an injury, should continue until t......

Secondhand Asbestos Contamination

Cases of mesothelioma, a painful and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, are diagnosed all the time. Frequently, mesothelioma patients file lawsuits against the companies who exposed them to the mineral. A recent mesothelioma lawsuit, filed in May in New Orleans, addresses the wider reach of o......

Accidents Between Pedestrians And Cars Rising

Accidents between pedestrians and cars are on the rise in the US. In the state of Illinois, 172 pedestrians were killed in 2007, and 6,020 were injured, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Pedestrians have the right of way in all crosswalks, marked or unmarked; but not every driver respects this ......

Large Truck Accidents Resulting From Negligence

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that 2006 saw 385,000 large trucks (semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other types of commercial trucks) involved in crashes. In the same year, fatal trucking accidents claimed 4,995 lives, and injured another 106,000. Behind many of these accide......

New Device Used To Detect Asbestos

A new device for detecting asbestos has recently been released. The new sensor comes from the University of Hertfordshire in England; the device works on site, with no need to send samples back to a lab—both costly and time consuming.Asbestos is still used in construction; it's relatively inexpensive to mine and ship, and it's very fire-retardant. But the cost of this mineral man......

Asbestos Exposure Related Industries

Asbestos related diseases primarily affect people who were exposed to asbestos as an occupational hazard. Navy ships housed many asbestos filled products, and, as a consequence, US Navy veterans are at high risk for asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma and other nasty diseases caused by asbestos exposure can lie dormant for thirty or more years; they surface long after servicemen hav......

Mesothelioma Types

Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer that affects the membrane, the mesothelium, which lines the lungs and abdomen. Although more rare than lung cancer, mesothelioma is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. The thin lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart becomes cancerous over extended exposure but the disease may not show until years later.There are three kinds of malign......

Yamaha Lawsuit Awarded $3.3 Million

A woman in Pensacola, Alabama, has been awarded $3.3 million in damages in her lawsuit against Yamaha. In 2007, Jackie McMahon was riding a Yamaha Rhino 660 four-wheeler on a family farm in Alabama; she tried to make a right turn on flat terrain at slow speed, but the four-wheeler overturned on top of her, badly injuring her leg and arm.The Rhino, which was released in 2003, has ......

Aura Pro Handlebars Recalled

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has reported that Cervelo, a Canadian company that manufactures high quality bicycle frames, is recalling Aura Pro aero handlebars. These handlebars, which were made in Hong Kong and distributed internationally, have faulty clamps that can detach during riding, causing the rider to lose control, and posing an injury risk. Cervelo makes bikes for pr......

Neglected Rides A Source Of Injuries For Children

Children get injured on rides in a lot of places. Amusement parks and carnivals are certainly hot spots, but a recent study has found that rides in malls, arcades, and restaurants are also dangerous. The study, which was published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, examined 93,000 children under 18, who were treated in U.S. emergency rooms from 1990 to 2010, for injuries they sustained......

Defective Products A Concern For Nursing Homes

One of the lesser known dangers in nursing homes, defective products can cause serious medical problems for residents, and sometimes death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a safety alert around mattress covers in nursing homes. Here, the issue isn't the mattress covers being inherently d......

Taconite Industry At Risk For Mesothelioma

Taconite Industry At Risk For Mesothelioma Workers in the taconite industry are at increased risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer. Taconite industry workers in the Iron Range in the midwest are especially at risk, says a new study from the University of Minnesota. Star......

Motorcycle Riders Be Aware

Riding a motorcycle takes some skills—about 2,500, actually. And, if you've been away from biking for a while, it's wise to spend some time getting familiar with your bike, local traffic, roads in your area, and how all of these elements work together. Unfortunately, motor vehicle driver distraction is a major problem on U.S. roads—for drivers and for any motorcycles nearby.Wheth......

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In SUV Accident

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville, Kentucky, after six people were killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended their Ford Expedition. The crash happened on March 2, 2013, in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near Glendale, Ky; the truck driver, Ibrahim Fetic, rear-ended the Gollnow family's vehicle, which caught on fire. James and Barbara Goll......

Nursing Home And Elder Abuse Statistics

Mistreatment of elderly patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is an unfortunately frequent occurrence in the United States. Understanding the kinds of nursing home abuse and neglect is important for family members and friends of patients; it's the first step towards preventing it, or catching it immediately.Elder neglect is the failure to provide adequate care.......

Nursing Home Penalized $36,000

In April, 2013, a nursing home in Florida was penalized $36,000 by the state's Department of Health, for failing to report an alleged sexual assault. Located in Ormond Beach, the home is run by Avante, and most of its residents are fully dependent on its staff.The state's report found the nursing home's actions put other residents in danger. Here's what happened, according to sta......

Voice Texting Still Hazardous

Voice Texting Still Hazardous A new study from Texas A&M's Transportation Institute has found that that using voice-to-text technology while driving is no safer than type-texting (which has been responsible for many nasty accidents). Apple's Siri voice assistant and Samsung's S Voice are both examples of applications that let people text by speaking—marketed as safer than...

Motorcycle Safety The Responsibility Of Everyone

Motorcycle safety is not high on everyone's list; but with warmer weather, bikers are back on the road, and keeping them safe is the responsibility of everyone on the road.  With no physical protection in an accident, motorcyclists face dangers that other drivers don't—two wheels don't respond to road hazards the same way four wheels do.  But there are safety tips for bikers and for dri......

Teen Crashes On The Decline

Despite a spate of recent tragedies across the Midwest, car accidents among teenagers in the United States are actually declining. Teenage deaths from fatal car wrecks dropped from 8,748 in 1975 to a 2010 total of 3,115; these numbers come from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Still, car accidents are the leadin......

Stop Texting And Driving

Texting and driving is a bad idea. It's claimed hundreds of lives across the United States, and forced state legislatures to enact tougher laws and penalties for those who are caught engaging in this dangerous activity. A few sobering statistics:2011 saw more 6,000 car crashes involving distractions—a fifth of which involved cell phones, text messaging and mobile data usage. Over......

Changes That Could Lessen DUI Fatalities

Drunk driving is an unfortunate reality of modern times. Despite public outrage and the efforts of safety advocates, little progress has been made in recent years against DUI fatalities. A recent article in The Seattle Times (in response to two local fatal drunk driving crashes in one week in March) discussed possible ways of preventing drunk driving.One idea is to bar anyone wit......

Assisted Living Neglect Case

CHISHOLM, Minnesota — State health officials say a vulnerable adult is recovering from neglect after he was found in filthy conditions at an assisted-living facility in Chisholm.The Minnesota Department of Health has cited Hillcrest Terrace for failing to recognize the man's health had deteriorated. Ambulance cr......

Car Accident Tips

Despite advances in engineering and continual safety campaigns, driving remains a dangerous activity in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports there are more than 30,000 deaths and over 2 million injuries from motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year. If you do find yourself in an auto accident, there are things you can do to make the aftermath......

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

With the onset of warmer weather, more motorcycles are out on Illinois' roads. There's a persistent myth that most bikers, particularly sport bikers, are reckless in their driving behavior; not so. The primary cause of car and motorcycle collisions is the car or truck driver failing to yield the right of way to the smaller motorcycle.A recent study of single vehicle accidents fou......

Finding The Right Nursing Home

Finding a nursing home for an aging loved one is not easy; rampant elder abuse and mistreatment is an unfortunate reality in America. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently working on making the process of choosing a nursing home easier. This government agency administers Medicare and other p......

Legal Rights Of Patients In Residential Facilities

The death of a resident living in a senior living facility in California in February, 2013, has raised questions about the legal rights of patients and residents living in care facilities, like nursing homes. The 87-year-old woman who died was refused CPR treatment by an attending nurse, despite pleas from a 911 dispatcher. The residence home, which was an independent living facility—no......

Warmer Weather Means Motorcycle Awareness

Motorcycle safety is not on everyone's list of seasonal activities; but with warmer weather, bikers are back on the road, and keeping them safe is the responsibility of everyone on the road. With no physical protection in an accident, motorcyclists face dangers that other drivers don't—two wheels don't respond to road hazards the same way four wheels do. There are safety tips for bikers......

Toyota Recall

Toyota has just announced it is recalling 907,000 cars, mainly Corollas; their air bags are improperly inflating, when the vehicle's electronic signals damage a chip in the part that controls them. Toyota is also recalling 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars, because their wipers can get stuck in heavy snowfall. Toyota first announced there had been no accidents; a few days after that, a spoke......

Elder Abuse in America is a Growing Problem

Elder abuse in America is a growing problem; it's currently estimated that 1-2 million elderly people have been abused, injured, or exploited by their caregivers, in both nursing homes and private residences. For-profit nursing homes, which make up the majority of adult care facilities, are too often focused on making ......

Fatal Train Wreck Preventable

An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Bureau has determined that last year's fatal train wreck near Guymon, Oklahoma was preventable. The accident happened on June 24, 2012; an east bound and west bound train traveling on the same line crashed head-on, killing three crew members and causing $15 million in damage. At a February, 2013 NTSB investigation hearing in Washing......

Motor Vehicle Accident Leading Cause Of Death Of Teenagers

Motor vehicle accidents are the main cause of death among teenagers in the United States. In the 15 to 19 age bracket, automobile accidents are increasing, causing more injuries and fatalities than ever before. The Centers for Disease Control has stepped up its monitoring of teen driving,  particularly the unsafe driving ha......

Chrysler Motor Corp Recall 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger

Chrysler Motor Corp. has just announced it is recalling some of its 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger cars, built from Oct. 30, 2012, through Nov. 2, 2012. As many as 1,785 of the cars may have a broken control valve in the fuel-tank assembly, which could cause the engine to stall and possibly crash the car.This same problem could also result in a fuel leak, leading to a fire i......

Alarming Case Of Elder Abuse

A disturbing incident of abuse in Columbia, Maryland has led to a woman's arrest on multiple counts of assault. Video of Donna Everett abusing an intellectually disabled man in her care surfaced on Youtube; Everett's employer contacted the Howard County police department after discovering it. She has since posted $100,000 bond and awaits trial for assault.Everett, 57, was house m......

Kellogg Recalls Special K Red Berries

Kellogg Company has just announced it's recalling some packages of Special K Red Berries cereal over fears they may contain fragments of glass. A statement posted on Kellogg's website explains the voluntary recall includes some 11.2-ounce and 37-ounce packages, and 22.4-ounce twin packs.The company's statement continues, “Please check any packages you have in your home and if you......

Traffic Fatalities On The Rise

Traffic Fatalities On The Rise After a five year long decline, traffic fatalities in the U.S. rose by 9 percent in the first half of 2012; this comes from preliminary data, which experts are not yet able to explain. 16,290 people were killed in motor vehicle accident between January and June 2012—this is the highest statistic since 2009, according to a preliminary report from t......

Prevent Car Accidents With Safe Driving

Statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released in early February indicate fatal car accidents in 2013 are outpacing last year's numbers; so far, there have been more than two fatal car crashes every day since January first. The IDOT statistics show that as of February 11 (forty-two days into 2013), there were 75 fatal car crashes, causing 92 deaths. In the sam......

Scalding Personal Injury Lawsuit

Scalding Personal Injury LawsuitHot liquid injuries, known as scald injuries in the medical world, happen far too often. The landmark legal case for scald injuries was the 1994 personal injury lawsuit where a 79-year old woman sued McDonald’s, after she was severely burned by a cup of their coffee; she was awarded a large punitive award ($2.9 million), mostly because of McDonald'......

Cruise Control Can Be A Safety Concern

Cruise control is a bit of a mixed blessing. It's useful on long distance road trips and lengths of open, uncrowded highways. But cruise control increases the risk of serious car accidents and injuries, particularly in certain bad driving situations.The main problem with cruise control is that takes the driver's foot off the gas pedal and the brake; usually you keep your foot on ......

Red Light Cameras Increase Accidents

Red Light Cameras Increase Accidents Instead of increasing traffic safety, which is their purported purpose, red light cameras increase the number of accidents at intersections by 28%; this news comes from a comprehensive studied carried out at the University of South Florida (USF) in 2008, and updated in 2011. The 2008 study, led by Barbara Langland-Orban, PhD, concluded: “Rat......

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical malpractice lawsuits get a fair amount of media attention, and it's not always the most accurate. Malpractice is a kind of negligence—only injuries caused by a doctor or hospital's negligent actions can form the legal grounds for such a lawsuit. Malpractice suits can be difficult to prove in court; the plainti......

The NHTSA Looks Into Faulty Brake Lights

The NHTSA Looks Into Faulty Brake Lights The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into roughly 550,000 Pontiac G6 cars, over reports of malfunctioning brake lights, which increase the risk of accidents. The NHTSA has received 212 complaints about faulty brake lights on model-year 2005 through 2009 G6s—this follows complaints of the same pro......

Visitor Molests Nursing Home Resident

Nursing homes can suffer from a lack of adequate staff and supervision; in a disturbing case from Springfield, Ohio, a visitor to a nursing home was able to molest a resident.In August of 2012, a 21-year-old resident at the Heartland of Springfield rehabilitation center told staff that a man had entered her room and molested her. The woman's roommate confirmed seeing a man enter ......

Jury Awards $63 Million In Motrin Case

Jury Awards $63 Million In Motrin Case On February 13 2013, a jury in Plymouth Superior Court awarded $63 million to the family of a girl who was severely sickened by Children’s Motrin, a kind of ibuprofen made by drug giant Johnson & Johnson. The girl and her family, who are from Plymouth, Mass., were represented by Bradley M. Henry of the Boston law firm Meehan, Boyle, Bl......

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle Safety Tips Motorcycle safety tips come from many places—highway organizations offer some, and other bikers also have good information on riding safely. But sometimes myths get circulated and established, some of which actually comprise bike safety.Helmets aren't required headwear in all fifty states. And somewhere a myth got started around helmets—specificall......

Medical Malpractice Study

A recent malpractice study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that most doctors get sued at least once in their career. Doctors that specialize in high-risk procedures are nearly 100% likely to be sued for malpractice. And though this statistic would seem to suggest large court ordered payments,......

Asbestos Federal Lawsuit

An asbestos lawsuit filed in the Madison, Mississippi County court, has been moved to federal court. On Friday, February 8, United Technologies Corp. (UTC) petitioned to move the suit—filed against UTC by twenty defendants—to federal court. The lead defendants in this care are a Mississippi couple, Walter and Ruby Leggett. Walter was ...

Elder Abuse In CO.

Elder abuse is an unfortunate, growing problem in America. Financial abuse of the elderly can lead to physical abuse; an increasing elderly population and dragging economy both exasperate the problem. All but three states have laws that mandate reporting of elder abuse.In Colorado, one of the only states that do......

Elderly Man Found Dead Near Adult Care Home

In January, 2013, a missing elderly man was found dead near his adult care home in southwest Portland, Oregon. Deputies sent out an alert on Brant Keller, 69, on the night of Tuesday, January 22nd; he had last been seen around 5 in the evening. Staff at his adult care home called the police to report that a resident had walked away, and they could not find him.On Thursday afterno......

EPA Doing Risk Study On Mining Town After Decades Of Asbestos Exposure

The town of Libby, Montana, is in the midst of cleaning up from decades of asbestos exposure at the hands of the W.R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine. In Libby and its surrounding land, hundreds of people have died from asbestos exposure and many more have been sickened. The cleanup has been going on since 1999, at a cost over $447 million so far. The Environmental Protection Agency (E......

Sprouters Northwest Expands Recall

Sprouters Northwest Expands Recall On February 2nd, 2013, Sprouters Northwest expanded its earlier product recall, over fears of Listeria monocytogene contamination. The recall is voluntary, and the Kent, Washington-based company is working jointly with the Washington State Agriculture Department and the US Food and Drug Administration. Sprouters Northwest is now recalling all ......

Texas Laws Hinder Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Texas Laws Hinder Medical Malpractice Lawsuits The Texas Tribune recently reported a troubling case of medical malpractice. Connie Spears went to a Christus Santa Rosa hospital emergency room in 2010, with serious leg pain; she told the hospital staff about her history of blood clots, but they sent her h......

Regulation Proposed For Over Prescribing Elderly

Regulation Proposed For Over Prescribing Elderly The practice of overly prescribing nursing homes patients has finally caught the attention of regulators and authorities. Elderly people with dementia (a condition known in the insurance world as "off-label") are often prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs to keep them quiet, and Medicare picks up the bill—even though Medicare ......

Air Bag Recall Trends Continue To Rise

Air Bag Recall Trends Continue To RiseAn unfortunate trend in motor vehicle recalls, faulty air bags have already caused two major recalls in 2013. Toyota Motor Corp. announced the recall of 887,709 vehicles (2003 and 2004 Toyota Corollas, Matrixes and Pontiac Vibes), over a faulty circuit board which can cause the a......

What To Do After A Car Accident

What To Do After A Car Accident Car accidents are nothing if not stressful, and often frightening, whether or not you're injured. It's hard to keep a calm head after an accident; but, if you do end up involved in one, keeping a few important things in mind will help your case later on.First of all, never lea......

Accountability For Preventable Medical Mistakes

Accountability For Preventable Medical Mistakes Preventable medical mistakes are responsible for far too many deaths in America—the equivalent of four jumbo jets full of people die from medical errors every week. But the problem remains largely unreported, both inside hospitals and in the wider public sp......

Young Motorcycle Riders Less Likely To Sustain Serious Injury

Young Motorcycle Riders Less Likely To Sustain Serious Injury A recent study from Brown University found that older bikers are much more likely to end up in the hospital with serious injuries than younger riders are. Bikers over 60 are 2 1/2 times more likely than riders in their twenties and thirties to find themselves in the emergency room due to an accident. Brown's study wa......

Reduce Elder Abuse Research Prospective Care Givers

If you're looking into home care for yourself or someone you love, it's crucial to thoroughly research potential caregivers. Abusive and cruel people get hired as caregivers far too often. Recent stories of abuse include a World War II veteran neglected in his home; an elderly man scammed out of half a million dollars, then killed; and a blind couple with dementia who were tricked into ......

Slip And Fall Personal Injury Case Settled For $42,500

Slip And Fall Personal Injury Case Settled For $42,500 A personal injury lawsuit filed against the town of Kearny, New Jersey has been settled. Richard Naprawa, 53, was leaving Kearny's town hall, when he slipped and fell on the building’s wet marble stairs. He sustained a ruptured left patellar tendon, requiring......