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Drugged Driving Enforcement Challenges


Law Enforcement Faces Challenges Applying DUI Laws To Drugged Drivers One would think that after the decades of public safety campaigns dedicated to raising awareness of the risks associated with driving under the influence of intoxicating substances, the hazards of driving under the influence of drugs would be readily apparent. Unfortunately, when it comes to the dangers of drugged...

Congress Planning Laws for Self-Driving Cars


Congress Is Drafting New Bipartisan Legislation For Self-Driving Vehicles Self-driving cars are the future and, if the hundreds of autonomous vehicles being tested on roads and highways throughout the United States are any indication, the future is now. Companies such as Alphabet Inc. and Ford Motor Co. are developing and testing self-driving vehicle technology that they hope...

Common OSHA Safety Violations


These Frequent OSHA Violations Can Lead To On-The-Job Accidents And Injuries Founded in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly known as OSHA, is a division of the United States Department of Labor that regulates workplace safety. OSHA has a number of safety standards in place designed to prevent on-the-job accidents, injuries, and fatalities.However, despite the...

Distracted Pedestrian Deaths Are More Common


Distraction-Related Pedestrian Fatalities Are On The Rise Walking may seem like a safe, environmentally-friendly, and healthy way to get from one place to another.However, the Governors Highway Safety Association's (GHSA) recently released new statistics from its Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities report, which may cause some people to rethink their daily stroll. More than 5,370 pedestrians were killed...

Benicar Revenues Drop as Lawsuits Mount


Benicar® Manufacturer Sees Drop In Revenue As More Patients File Lawsuits Dangerous drug lawsuits filed by patients who experienced severe gastrointestinal injury while taking the hypertension medication Benicar (olmesartan) may be having a negative impact on its manufacturer's bottom line. According to financial performance summaries released by Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo in January 2017, the drugmaker's revenue was down...

Man Files Lawsuit After IVC Filter Embeds in Vein


Embedded IVC Filter Forces Patient To Undergo Two Retrieval Procedures Inferior vena cava filters, more commonly known as IVC filters, are small and wiry implantable medical devices used to prevent blood clots, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and deep vein thrombosis in patients at risk for dangerous thrombotic events, but for whom anticoagulant drugs have not worked.When used in...

When Did IVC Filter Use Begin to Decline


Studies Suggest FDA Safety Alert Led To Decline In Use Of IVC Filters For decades, implantable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters were a front-line treatment for trauma patients who were at risk for experiencing potentially deadly thrombotic events, such as stroke, pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs), or deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs).However, in recent years,...

Experts Ordered to Produce Patient Records in Benicar Trial


Judge In Benicar® MDL Orders Plaintiffs' Experts To Show Patient Records U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider, the New Jersey federal judge presiding over consolidated Benicar product liability lawsuits, has ordered two doctors hired as expert witnesses by plaintiffs to reveal the patient records they used to form their opinions.The records, which are cited in the doctors' reports and depositions,...