National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Raises Awareness of Environmental Hazards

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified the week of October 23 – October 29 to be National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of lead poisoning. Materials are available to educators and the public to help spread the word about the hazardous effects that lead exposure… Continue Reading »

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By: Alexander C. Trueblood, Attorney April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and to celebrate, the National Highway Transit Safety Administration has been shaming distracted drivers on Twitter. With all the social media savvy one would expect of a federal government agency, the NHTSA is fighting distracted driving one tweet at a time – by replying… Continue Reading »

NFL Concussion Settlement: COA Affirms Compensation for Former Football Players

By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney On April 18, 2016, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the largest class action settlement in United States history.  The class action involved allegations that professional football players were knowingly put at risk of repetitive brain trauma, including dementia, Parkinson’s and other degenerative brain conditions by their employer, the… Continue Reading »

How to Help Sexually Abused Children Suffering from PTSD and Other Psychological Injuries

By: Gregory L. Laker, Attorney Tragically, we have seen an alarming increase in the sexual abuse of Indiana children recently. We shook our head in amazement when we read about the depraved sexual escapades of Jared Fogle, the formerly likeable Subway pitchman recently sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography… Continue Reading »

Frank Gifford’s CTE Diagnois and Ongoing NFL Concussion Litigation

By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney Acquired brain injury affects more than 3 million Americans per year.  This includes car wrecks, falls, Service Members injured in combat and NFL Players injured in practice or play.  The economic impact of brain injury is more than 80 billion dollars per year.  The impact is even greater to the… Continue Reading »

Bounce House Injuries Send More Children to Emergency Room

by: Edward B. Mulligan V, Attorney Child injuries associated with bounce houses and inflatable moonwalks are growing at an alarming rate. In 2010 alone, more than 11,000 children were rushed to an emergency room because of bounce house injuries. A recent study by American Academy of Pediatrics suggests inflatable bouncer-related injuries are growing at a… Continue Reading »

Guardrail Maker May Be Subject of Criminal Investigation

By: Gregory L. Laker, Attorney Trinity Industries, Inc. may be the focus of a criminal investigation by the United States Department of Justice. Trinity Industries was accused of defrauding the government by failing to disclose a design change to its ET-Plus guardrail system that has led authorities to question the safety of the devices. Last… Continue Reading »

 
 
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