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In previous blog posts, we have discussed claims that blood thinner Xarelto can cause allegedly unstoppable bleeding events, leading to patient injuries and deaths. Now, according to The Madison-St. Clair Record, yet another lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Xarelto. In the suit, a Rhode Island man is suing several companies for damages he attributes to taking Xarelto from 2011 through 2015, including: Janssen Research & Development, LLC Janssen Ortho, LLC (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary) Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bayer Pharma AG Bayer Corp. Bayer Healthcare AG Bayer AG The suit accuses the defendants of not thoroughly researching Xarelto before putting it on the market, not disclosing knowledge of serious side effects, failing to warn consumers or physicians of risks associated with taking Xarelto, fraud and breach of warranty. Whose Fault Is It That a Defective Drug Hurt Me? In the video below, injury...
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FlaglerLive published an article in late February concerning the alarming amount of drivers in Florida who do not have car insurance. According to the article, over 12 percent of drivers throughout the US are not insured, a rate that doubles inside the state of Florida, where almost 25 percent of drivers are uninsured. Why Does Florida Have So Many Uninsured Drivers? According to FlaglerLive, many factors can lead to a driver foregoing car insurance, such as resenting that insurance is a requirement or not being able to get insurance because he or she is an undocumented immigrant who does not have a driver's license. The main reason many Floridians don't have car insurance, however, is poverty. The FlaglerLive article cites Insurance Information Institute (III) statistics in making its point that many drivers in Florida simply cannot afford car insurance. According to the statistic cited, between 2010 and 2011, the costs...
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Drugged driving is dangerous by itself, but when someone is operating a semi truck on drugs, the potential for a serious accident increases exponentially. Even slight impairment can reduce a truck driver's control of a vehicle and reaction speed – and for a truck weighing several tons, every second counts when something goes wrong.

In an effort to further reduce the rate of drugged driving in truckers, U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) have introduced bipartisan legislation to allow the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow hair testing as an option for commercial trucking company drug and alcohol tests.

Currently, urinalysis is the only accepted method of drug and alcohol testing. Even in companies where hair testing is utilized, urine testing is still required by law.

What Are the Benefits of Hair Testing?

Hair testing is much more accurate than urinalysis, and can detect drug use across a much longer time frame. Whereas urinalysis can detect drug use within a two-to-three day window, hair testing can identify substance abuse across a period of two to three months. In one example, a four-year look at the company Schneider National's pre-employment drug screening records showed only 120 urine test failures, but a whopping 1,400 hair test failures. The discrepancies in these tests are costing trucking companies time and money.

If the bill passes, road safety and industry standards could be improved, and most importantly, countless lives could be saved.

Doehrman Buba – Indianapolis Truck Accident Attorneys

Did You Know?: It takes approximately 5-10 days from the time of drug use for the hair containing drugs to grow above the scalp where it can be collected.

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In previous blog posts, we have discussed claims that blood thinner Xarelto can cause allegedly unstoppable bleeding events, leading to patient injuries and deaths. Now, according to The Madison-St. Clair Record, yet another lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Xarelto. In the suit, a Rhode Island man is suing several companies for damages he attributes to taking Xarelto from 2011 through 2015, including: Janssen Research & Development, LLC Janssen Ortho, LLC (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary) Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bayer Pharma AG Bayer Corp. Bayer Healthcare AG Bayer AG The suit accuses the defendants ...Read More

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