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Limousine Accidents

Limousine AccidentsIn October, 20 people were killed in a limo crash in upstate New York. They were enjoying a birthday celebration when tragedy struck, and the limousine lost control, ran through an intersection and struck a parked car. All 18 occupants of the limo and 2 pedestrians were killed. A whole host of issues were found with regard to the limousine, including an improperly licensed driver, multiple failed inspections, and a limousine that was deemed unsafe. The limousine involved in the accident had failed a recent inspection and was not supposed to be on the road. (more…)

Should Trucking Companies Screen Drivers for Sleep Apnea?

Should Trucking Companies Screen Drivers for Sleep ApneaIn a studysponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), University of Pennsylvania researchers found that 28% of truck drivers have mild to severe sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to drowsiness and fatigue which can be deadly for drivers of large trucks. Should trucking companies be screening for this condition before allowing drivers on the road? (more…)

Escalator Accidents

Escalator AccidentsEscalators are a convenient way to move between floors without waiting for an elevator or climbing up the stairs. But escalators are a more frequent cause of injury than people think. It is estimated that 10,000 escalator accidentsper year in the United States result in visits to the emergency room. Escalator accidents can result in significant trauma and are frequently the result of someone’s negligence. (more…)

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Slip and Falls

Traumatic Brain Injury in Slip and FallA traumatic brain injury can be a serious complication of a slip and fall accident. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading causeof traumatic brain injury (TBI). 47% of all TBI related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths were the result of falls. TBIs caused by falls are most often found in children under 14 years old and adults over the age of 65. Many falls are the result of someone’s negligence, and because of the serious nature of TBIs it’s important to hold property owners responsible for conditions that may cause a serious fall. (more…)

Birth Injuries Caused by Failure to Diagnose

Birth Injuries Caused by Medical MalpracticeWhen a woman is pregnant, she trusts that her health care provider will do everything possible to keep her and the baby safe. As part of this trust, she expects that her doctor will properly diagnose and treat any complications that may arise during the pregnancy. If a doctor fails to diagnose a condition during pregnancy, delivery, or shortly after birth, it may result in life-altering birth injuries to the child. Conditions that are commonly not diagnosed include: (more…)