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Bad Winters Increase the Risk of Truck Accidents

If you live in Savannah or anywhere else in Georgia, you are probably used to mild winters. The southern state rarely gets snow, with most inclement weather during winter related to rain. Trucks can pose risks even in good weather, and stormy winter weather makes them extra dangerous. Any semi-truck or big rig traveling through…

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Preeclampsia and Stillbirths Increased During COVID

A healthy pregnancy is naturally essential to any mother and child. Unfortunately, those who contract COVID-19 during their pregnancies, even as early as the second trimester, are at risk for severe symptoms. They are also in danger of unfavorable perinatal outcomes, such as preeclampsia and stillbirths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can occur for a variety of reasons, including those that fall under the “personal injury” umbrella. Vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, violent assaults, and construction site accidents are among the many reasons concussions happen. One of the lasting effects of a concussion is called…

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Pilot Program Encourages Younger Drivers to Try Interstate Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is ready to allow young apprentices the opportunity to drive a big rig across state lines through participation in the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot program. What is the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program? The Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program (SDAP) is a federal pilot program designed to assess the safety,…

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FMCSA Turns Down Second UPS Request to Bypass Safety Training Requirements

As the United Parcel Service (UPS) struggles to fill numerous driver training positions across the US, the package delivery company insists that it should be exempted from certain provisions included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) that went into effect in February 2020. However, the FMCSA is not on board.…

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Potential Class Action Lawsuit Says Mattress Is a Health Hazard

A consumer who allegedly had to spend months in a hotel after her home was contaminated by fiberglass is leading a proposed class action lawsuit against Zinus, the manufacturer of the popular and affordable Green Tea Mattress. The Zinus queen-sized Green Tea memory foam mattress retails for slightly over $300 on Amazon, where over 130,000…

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What Is an Anoxic Brain Injury?

Oxygen is vital for all brain functions. When the brain is deprived of oxygen for four minutes or longer, an anoxic brain injury may result. A blow to the head doesn’t typically cause an anoxic brain injury. Instead, it occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long, and neural cells begin to…

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Trial Date Set in TBI Case Against Jackass Stars Over Failed Stunt

The judge has set a trial date in the civil case brought by air traffic controller Michael Vicéns-Segura against Jackass cast members Stephen Gilchrest Glover (Steve-O) and Chris Pontius. Vicéns-Segura claims the two caused him to sustain a near-fatal head injury in Puerto Rico during a bungled “Jet Ski Tug of War” stunt in 2018.…

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Can You File a Lawsuit if Your Loved One Is Declared “Legally Dead”?

Most legal determinations of death are made by medical professionals who pronounce death when specific criteria are met. However, the lines between clinical diagnoses and legal classifications can sometimes be fuzzy. While a health care professional makes a clinical diagnosis for medical purposes, clinical diagnoses can also be used to aid in legal classifications. For example,…

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