May, 2015

May 28, 2015

Actor Tracy Morgan has reportedly come to a settlement with Walmart, Inc. nearly one year after being injured in a Walmart truck accident. The terms of the settlement agreement remain confidential, but: Walmart has reportedly accepted 100 percent of the responsibility for the accident. All parties have noted that the…
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May 25, 2015

Summer is the season of vacations, warm weather… and usually riskier driving conditions. In fact, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, summertime is the season during which most motor vehicle accidents typically occur. Here’s a look at just why this is. Understanding some of the additional risks…
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May 22, 2015

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. is currently defending itself in two of the first federal hip implant cases to go to trial. While Zimmer has had some success in state courts over allegations that its Durom Cup is defective, the outcomes of the two federal trials could set important precedents for the…
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May 15, 2015

Medical malpractice can cause real harm to people, potentially resulting in permanent – if not fatal – health complications. Despite this fact, however, medical malpractice and the cases that stem from it have become a controversial topic in the U.S., particularly in light of pushes from insurance companies and politicians…
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May 13, 2015

Last week, The Vitamin Shoppe announced that it would stop selling popular weight-loss and energy supplements that contain BMPEA, an amphetamine-like additive. This announcement has stemmed from an agreement that The Vitamin Shoppe made with the Oregon Department of Justice (ODOJ), and it will mean that all of the retailer’s…
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May 11, 2015

People who have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury (TBI) in their lifetime tend to experience far more incidents of road rage when compared to non-brain injured people, a new study has reported. This study, which was published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal, analyzed the responses of…
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May 8, 2015

With May commencing Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are reminding all motorists to Share the Road with riders, as “a motorcyclist has the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as any other motorist on the roadway.” NHTSA Underscores Importance of Rider Safety via…
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May 6, 2015

This year, Oregon employers will be paying about 5 percent less for workers’ compensation coverage, as the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) has approved the drop in their “pure premium” rates. Pure premiums are the portions paid by employers to insurers to cover the costs of anticipated claims…
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May 4, 2015

Within the past two weeks, Ford Motor Co. has recalled more than 540,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to faulty door latches that could cause the doors to open while the vehicles are in motion. The vehicles specifically impacted by this recall include: All model year 2013 Ford Fusions Some…
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