What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

  Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is responsible for many disabilities and deaths worldwide each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the United States alone, over 64,000 deaths occur due to TBI. In other words, 176 Americans¹ die from TBI-related injuries every day.  TBI also causes over 223,000 hospitalizations annually, … Continued

What Causes Bed Sores?

A bedsore, or pressure ulcer, is damaged skin caused by improper blood flow to that area of the body, primarily because of pressure. These wounds can occur to a person of any age when they are essentially bedridden and cannot get out of their bed or wheelchair. Lack of repositioning causes these pressure sores to … Continued

Are Lawyers and Attorneys the Same Thing?

The terms lawyer and attorney are often used interchangeably in conversation throughout the United States. You may be under the notion that lawyers and attorneys are precisely the same professions with the same roles. Lawyers and attorneys do share a lot of similarities, and both can be extremely useful when in need of legal advice … Continued

Document Destruction and Verdict Against Hankook Tires

An Arkansas jury recently returned a substantial verdict in a case against tire manufacturer Hankook. A 76 year-old man suffered a fractured leg and hip in a truck crash that was caused by a loss of control that occurred when the tread on the right front tire separated from the body of the tire. Although … Continued

Woman Killed, Four Injured In Texas Crash

A woman was killed and four people were injured on August 22, 2016, when a tractor-trailer carrying a load of the propellant devices that inflate auto airbags crashed and exploded near the Quemado, Texas town on the Mexican border. The devices were manufactured by Takata, which has been forced by the National Highway Traffic Safety … Continued

California Gas Utility Fined for Record Failures

The Public Utilities Commission in California has fined the Pacific Gas & Electric Company more that $25 million dollars for the company’s failure to keep proper investigative records of gas leaks and other safety problems. A house on the central California coast was destroyed by a gas explosion in one episode that was not adequately … Continued

California Gas Utility Convicted For Gas Explosion

On August 10, 2016, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was found guilty by a California federal court jury of criminal activity for violating pipeline safety standards in a 2010 gas line explosion that killed eight people, injured many others, and caused widespread property damage. The company was also convicted of obstructing a subsequent federal investigation … Continued

Government Proposes Fines for Gas Pipeline Company

The federal agency that regulates oil and gas pipelines has proposed to fine one of the Williams companies $1.6 million dollars for its violations of federal regulations that caused an October 2015 explosion at a gas compressor stations in Louisiana. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s investigation revealed numerous violations of federal pipeline safety regulations in … Continued

County Sues Gas Company to Force Safety Measures

In another example of the oil and gas industry’s lack of concern about safety and the consequences of its profit-making activities, Los Angeles County has been forced to sue Southern California Gas Company to compel the gas company to install and upgrade the safety shut-off valves on its wells. The suit arises from a massive … Continued

Defend Trade Secrets Act Of 2016

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 was signed into law and became effective immediately. The Act was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and creates a legal claim in federal court for theft or misappropriation of trade secrets. Most states have had trade secrets laws for years, but the federal law gives … Continued