Posts from September 2021.

While the percentage of fatal drunk driving crashes has fallen over the last 10 years, more than one out of every four traffic deaths in the U.S. is still caused by a drunk driver.

In August the federal government released its most recent findings on drunk driving (“State Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Estimates”). It’s a bit of good news and bad news.

The report covers 2019, the most recent year with finalized drunk-driving data, but it also examines this dangerous driving habit over the previous 10 years.

In 2019 more than 10,000 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes.  ...

Posted in Personal Injury

Defective medical devices can pose serious consequences to patients.  Recent media reports suggest there may be many more patient deaths from faulty medical devices than previously known.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the federal agency responsible for the regulation of medical devices in this country.  Before medical devices hit the market for patient use, manufacturers must prove they are safe to gain FDA approval.

Reports of Defective Medical Devices

The FDA also monitors the safety of medical devices after approval.  One way this is done is through the FDA’s ...

For years, distracted driving has been a growing cause of serious motor vehicle accidents, including those involving commercial truck drivers.  We now know the top distractions for truck drivers.

The most recent federal statistics show that more than 3,100 people died in distracted driving crashes in 2019. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving as any activity that causes a driver to lose focus on the task at hand, including:

·         Texting on a cell phone

·         Talking on a cell phone

·         Eating or drinking

·         Adjusting the radio

·         Talking to passengers

These ...


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