If you or a loved ones has a heart condition, then you might have heard of the powerful drug amiodarone. This drug is used to help the heart beat normally within people who have certain disorders that affect the heart’s lower chambers. Amiodarone, which is often sold within the United States under the brand names […]

The first reported asbestos-induced disease was identified in London before World War I from an asbestos textile worker. An autopsy identified the presence of the fibers in the worker’s lungs. But it wasn’t until 1924 when the first case of “asbestosis” was reported in medical journals. Many asbestos manufacturers were aware of the serious health […]

Though the blood-alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% is a universal standard that legally determines whether someone is too intoxicated to drive, early this year the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine published a report which strongly recommends that all 50 states lower it to .05%. The report, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic […]

Pills

Even for those who have driven for decades, operating a motor vehicle is a complex skill. The only difference between experienced and non-experienced drivers is the former have good habits which have become second nature. But what happens when they take medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter? Can their mental acuity and driving habits be altered by […]

In mid-December 2017, pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi Genzyme voluntarily recalled 18,000 to 20,000 of its Synvisc-One knee injection syringes due to microbial contamination. The contaminated syringes (lot number 7RSL021) were distributed to doctors and healthcare providers in the United States from October 25, 2017, through November 7, 2017. The Synvisc-One knee injections that were recalled have […]

Winter Accidents

A bipartisan bill that would mandate underride sideguard rails on truck trailers to prevent vehicles from sliding under them is being vetted by Congress as it makes its way through the legislative process. The “Stop Underrides Act of 2017” would require underride guards to be placed on trailers and on the front of trucks; it […]

Work Injury Claim

When a worker is injured on the job, there are many questions that quickly arise and can be answered by an experienced injury attorney. Most injured workers first ask what remedies are available to compensate them for their injuries, including how to pay medical expenses and cover lost wages. The answer is “it depends.” The […]

The law requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) on all over-the-road trucks is now in effect. Federal regulators say it will ensure that truckers comply with a federal hours-of-service rule. The mandate limits driving to no more than 11 hours a day within a 14-hour workday. Drivers must then be off duty for […]

Hit-and-Run Accident

It’s difficult to prepare ourselves for the day we get in a car wreck. But the truth is, what you do the first few minutes after your accident has a disproportionate affect on how things will turn out for you. Here are a few standard hints to help you deal with damage to your car, […]

If you own one of the following 15 vehicles on this list, we have some good news. They’re on the initial list of the 2018 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) survey for earning its Top Safety Pick+ new car rating. Small Cars Kia Forte sedan Kia Soul Subaru Impreza – 4-door sedan Subaru Impreza […]