March, 2015

March 31, 2015

While large trucks comprise about 3 percent of registered vehicles in the U.S., they are involved in about 13 percent of all fatal traffic accounts (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA). Although a number of different factors can end up causing traffic accidents, often, the negligence of…
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March 28, 2015

In light of recent changes to federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, officials at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be conducting an in-depth study into how these changes may be impacting trucker fatigue. Researchers will be specifically analyzing and comparing the safety and performance of truck drivers who take…
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March 25, 2015

Following more than a year of investigation, regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have recently fined Graco Children’s Products $10 million as a result of how the company handled a 2014 recall for defective baby car seats. While this NHTSA action will require Graco to pay $3…
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March 20, 2015

As a worker in Oregon, you have certain rights – both in terms of having a safe environment to work in and in terms of obtaining compensation after workplace accidents and injuries occur. While the Oregon workers’ compensation system has been set up to offer certain protections and support for…
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March 13, 2015

The modern digital age has made the collection, transmission, retention and dissemination of information easier in many ways. While hospitals and medical facilities have been modernizing their computer systems and switching to electronic health records (EHRs), these facilities and the professionals who run them have been incentivized by the government…
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March 6, 2015

Getting into traffic accidents can be distressing, especially when you or your loved one sustains serious injuries and/or significant damage your vehicle. While recovering from the impacts of car accidents can take some time – as well as costly medical treatments, it will generally also require dealing with your insurance…
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March 3, 2015

About 1,400 pending DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) DePuy Unit may soon be settled, as the Settlement Oversight Committee has recently announced a $420 million settlement proposal. This DePuy ASR hip implant settlement offer specifically: Pertains to plaintiffs who had DePuy’s ASR hip implants…
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