Posts from October 2012.

According to the English writer Rex Stout, "There two kinds of statistics: the kind you look up and the kind you make up." Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a report containing the most recent statistics for accidents involving large trucks and commercial buses in the United States. Unfortunately, the statistics are not made up; only cause for concern.

Results of National Report on Large Truck Accidents in U.S.

The "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2010" is the ...

Each year, over 500 people lose their lives in railroad collisions. Many accidents occur at highway grade crossings, some of which are not well protected.

Protection at grade crossings can consist of as little as wooden "crossbucks," the familiar "X" design, to automatic gates and lights. Some crossings with a history of accidents can even be closed permanently.

The dangers to motorists at railroad crossings are numerous, and vary from region to region. Where a crossing has only crossbucks ...

On Wednesday, October 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a warning about potential consumer fraud as it pertains to weight loss and immune system supplements. In short, the department asserts that claims made by numerous supplements are not backed up by adequate scientific evidence and are, in some cases, illegal.

Government researchers did an examination of the $20 billion supplement industry, specifically looking into the purported health benefits of weight loss and ...

In Watts v. Lester Cox Medical Center, handed down July 31, 2012, the Missouri Supreme Court clarified how future medical payments should be made after a medical malpractice verdict. Wattsis the same opinion in which the court struck down non-economic damage caps.


A jury determined that a boy was seriously injured by the malpractice of health care providers, to the point that he suffered future medical damages of $3.4 million. Consistent with Missouri law, the jury reduced the award ...


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