Blog Posts in August, 2014

  • Furniture Tip-Over Can be Fatal for Children

    Parents take step necessary to ensure their child’s safety outside the home. However, most parents don’t know about dangers present inside their own homes. A small child can pull on a dresser, television, or other piece of furniture and get seriously injured. A recent news release outlines the danger of furniture tip-over. “Every parent or guardian of a young child should look around their homes ...
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  • If Police Shoot Your Dog, Can You Sue?

    The police may have many reasons to shoot at and kill a dog, but usually the dog owners have grounds for a lawsuit . Though the police office probably would not spend any time in jail, there are other ways the dog owners can seek justice in court. Still, a police officer always has legal defenses at the ready. Below are situations when you have legal recourse to sue a police officer for shooting ...
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  • Workplace Stress may Increase Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack

    U.S. Health officials have reported that stress in the workplace can potentially raise your risk of stroke and heart attack, especially if you work in the service industry or are a blue-collar worker. Still, being unemployed can be equally risky for your health, added investigators. “Workplace factors that increase risk include job stress, exposure to air pollution – like dust and secondhand smoke ...
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  • Can a Car Owner Be Sue for Another Driver's Accident?

    In car accident cases, the most important aspect is determining which driver is at fault. If one driver is negligent , that driver will be at fault. In fact, negligence can be assigned to someone who is not driving the car, or who was not even present in the car at the time of the accident. There are a few cases where a person who was not driving or present in the car can be held liable for an ...
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  • The Consequences of Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis

    Though colon cancer is a highly treatable disease, it goes misdiagnosed more often than most people think, and the consequences of misdiagnosis can be devastating. When colon cancer is found early on at the local stage and properly treated, survival rate is at 90 percent. When the cancer is found slightly later on at the regional stage, meaning the tissue surrounding the colon has been infected, ...
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  • Injured at a Public Pool? 3 Tips for Filing a Claim or Lawsuit

    In these hot summer months, the pools is a popular place to have fun for the whole family. However, it can also be a dangerous place. If you or someone in your family suffers an accident or injury at a public pool, there are steps you need to take if you are thinking about holding the pool liable and seeking damages. If you are thinking of filing for a claim or lawsuit for an injury at a public ...
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  • Labor Day Weekend High-Visibility Crackdown: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    From August 13 to September 1, law enforcement and highway safety advocates across the nation join forces for “ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ,” a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving enforcement. The National Highway Traffic Administration created the campaign as a call to action for every citizen to help prevent drunk driving. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign takes place August 13 ...
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  • Does the Losing Party Always Have to Pay Attorney Fees?

    It is a common misconception that the losing party has to pay the winning party’s attorney fees. The truth is, the United Stated goes by a general rule called the American Rule which has each party pay only their own attorney’s fees. The rule applies whether you win or lose, which allows anyone to bring cases without worrying about paying excessive costs if they lose. There are some exceptions to ...
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  • Family Seeks Justice from School District for Son's Suicide

    Last November, a family in San Diego found that their teenage son Matthew Burdette had committed suicide, due to severe bullying following a viral video other students had taken of him. Today the family continues to seek justice for their son’s life from the school. Matthew’s family remembered him in an interview as a happy, outgoing 14-year-old. “I said to my brother first thing, this little boy ...
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  • Young Workers: Safety Rights

    Did you know that young people are some of the most unprotected members of the work force? Young workers often take summer jobs that involve working long hours in the summer heat, such as lifeguarding or landscaping. Working long hours with heat and sun exposure can take it’s toll; workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to be injured on the job as older workers, and a U.S. teen worker is ...
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  • Who is Liable for Waterpark Injuries?

    Water parks can be fun places for everyone in the family, but unfortunately they are also common sites for injury. Often, injuries occur because of the high-risk nature of the attractions, like water slides, which account for 86 percent of waterpark injuries. In addition to high-speed slides and dangerous attractions, water parks can be dangerous because they often become overcrowded. Overcrowding ...
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  • Johns Hopkins Agrees to $190 Million Settlement to Levy Victims

    John Hopkins Hospital has agreed to settle with thousands of patients over claims that gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy had been recording patient appointments for years. On February 4, 2013, a colleague of Levy’s reported to supervisors at John Hopkins in Baltimore that she suspected the pen Levy always wore around his neck was actually a spy camera. Upon inspection, the object was a spy camera. ...
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  • "Strict Liability" Dog-Bite Statutes

    Currently about half of the United States has dog-bite statutes which hold the owner accountable if their dog attacks someone or causes injury. These statutes hold the owner responsible even if the owner had no reason to believe the dog was dangerous. Dog-bite statutes are called “strict liability” statutes because the injured person does not have to prove that the dog’s owner necessarily did ...
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  • Preventing Ladder Injuries at Construction Sites

    On any given day, there are approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation, with almost 6.5 million construction workers. What’s more, the fatal injury rate for those working in construction ishigher than the national average for all industries, and in 2012 OSHA found fatal work involving contractors accounted for 19.3 percent of all fatal work injuries. In the inspections, OSHA also ...
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  • Workplace Hazards: Young Workers

    Young workers have the same rights to safety as long-time employees; they get sick or injured on the job for a variety of reasons, such as: Unsafe equipment Inadequate safety training Inadequate supervision Dangerous work that is unsafe or illegal for those under 18 Pressure to work faster Stressful work environment Employees need to be aware of risks as well, and they need to be trained on proper ...
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  • OSHA Reviews Safety Policies in Demolition Work

    Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA ) had to have their Compliance Safety and Health Officers review and document various safety and health violations which caused a worker tragedy. OSHA saw various gruesome worker injuries and deaths in construction recently, including a demolition worker being impaled on a rebar, a worker being electrocuted during demolition work, ...
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  • CA Court of Appeals Rules Against Premises Liability for Third Party

    This past June, a decision was reached in Joshua Haver et al. v. BNSF Railway Co (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 1104, where a California Court of Appeal for the Second District held that a landowner has no duty of care to a third party who experienced asbestos exposure through a person who worked on the landowner’s premises. The case involved the deceased wife of former employee to a railway who had been ...
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  • ATV Accidents: Paralyzed Olympian Undergoes Rehabilitation

    After a debilitating ATV accident this past June, Olympic athlete Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is now working on recovery. Van Dyken-Rouen, who won 4 gold medals in the 1996 Olympics, became paralyzed after an ATV rolled over her. Currently she is undergoing rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado. The Olympian stressed the importance of maintaining a positive outlook on her circumstances ...
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  • Summer Safety

    The late summer is a time to get all your fun summer activities in, such as vacationing, swimming, barbeques, or going to amusement parks. It is important to take into account possible safety hazards that might cause accidents, turning a fun summer day into a tragic one. The extreme heat present in August can prove dangerous, as can unprotected swimming pools, food borne illness in poorly prepared ...
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  • Oversize Truck Collapses Bridge in Washington State

    Last month, federal investigators ruled the collapse of an Interstate 5 bridge in Washington state was caused by an oversize truck hitting the bridge’s oversize support trusses. The bridge collapsed into the Skagit River on May 23, 2013, after a truck with oversize drilling equipment struck various sections of the steel-and-cement bridge. Two vehicles fell into a river, injuring 3 passengers, ...
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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...