Injury Law Blog

  • Will a Drunk Driver’s Conviction Help Your Car Accident Case?
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer There really is no easy answer to the question of whether or not a drunk driver’s conviction will help your personal injury claim following a car accident with injuries. If a drunk driver is criminally charged and convicted of drunk driving following the car accident in
  • Vitamin E Acetate May be Cause of Vaping Illness
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer Vitamin E acetate is an additive and thickening agent that may be the cause of the vaping-related lung illness that has claimed 40 lives and has caused over 2,000 other teenagers and adults to require medical care as of the time of this writing. Used both as an additive
  • TRANSITIONING YOUR LOVED ONE TO FULL-TIME NURSING CARE
    It’s an unfortunate reality that we all must face at some point: the time has come when you can no longer safely care for your senior parent at home. Realizing the need to place your loved one in a nursing home facility can be upsetting for you. Nursing homes get a lot of bad press for abuse and
  • Ohio Workers’ Compensation Still Doesn’t Cover PTSD in First Responders
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, created in 1912, helps injured workers and employers deal with workplace injuries. The Ohio BWC pays medical benefits and lost wages to employees who are injured on the job or who contract an occupational disease on the job; the
  • Although some charge in lawsuits that the government knew about the 9/11 attacks but refrained from action or even participated in the attacks, no substantial body of credible evidence to support such claims has yet come to light. What has come to Read More
  • In Arkansas, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed recently against a man and his concrete company in the death of an 11-year-old boy killed in a four-wheeler accident. Ashton Potter, died in May 2006 after he rode a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle (ATV Read More
  • In Indiana, some motorcycle owners are angry they have been singled out to pay an extra $10 registration fee to help fund new efforts to research spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. This fee is estimated to generate approximately $1.6 million Read More
  • Former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Eddie Griffin died in mid-August 2007 when his SUV collided with a freight train in a fiery crash in Texas. Houston police said he ignored a railroad warning and went through a barrier before striking a moving Read More
  • The widow of a Virginia man was awarded $3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit settlement involving the United States Navy and Eddie’s Bus Service. Peter Williams was killed in 2004 after a bus leased by the Navy struck his car at a traffic light in Read More
  • The pilots of a jet that crashed last summer killing 49 people left the terminal without receiving four very important airport advisories, including one that said the normal taxiway to the main runway was closed. The four updates, called Notices to Read More
  • In New York, a drunk driver who was convicted in a fatal accident could face up to 25 years in prison under a new legislative agreement. The deal was struck following a highly emotional plea by a mother who described holding the decapitated head of Read More
  • The death of any child is tragic, but knowing that death was avoidable is just too much to bear. Four-month-old Tyler Malcomb died after his mother swerved to avoid a driver who was passing her Suburban illegally. The Evenflo-manufactured child Read More
  • Zelnorm (generic tegaserod) is a drug prescribed for the short-term treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. IBS is a disorder that gives millions of people abdominal pain and either severe diarrhea, constipation or both. IBS occurs Read More
  • A Provo, Utah woman has filed a lawsuit against a construction company, saying one of their employees wrongfully caused the death of her daughter in a truck accident in 2006. The victim, Lorna Lister, a 27-year-old Brigham Young University student, Read More
  • Ford Motor Company will recall 3.6 million vehicles to remove a cruise control switch that has been associated to fires in other vehicles. The vehicles involved in the recall range from the 1992 to 2004 model years and include the Ford Bronco, Read More
  • The death toll is six at the time of this writing with as many 30 more people missing from an interstate bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The final number is likely to grow as divers search for victims in the twisted steel and chunks of Read More
  • For decades we have heard about the importance of “buckling up” when we sit in our cars, whether we’re driving or simply riding as a passenger, and we have all seen the commercials with police officers describing the horrible and possible deadly Read More
  • In Canada, provinces that have adopted mandatory bicycle helmet legislation for children have seen a 45% decrease in the number of bicycle-related head injuries compared to a 27% drop in provinces that have not mandated helmet use. Unfortunately, Read More
  • The biggest maker of birth control pills in the United States, Wyeth, settled a lawsuit on the eve of a trial for a terminally ill woman who blamed the company’s Prempro menopause drug for her breast cancer. Judge Bryan Garruto approved the Read More

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