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Distracted Drivers Are Biggest Threat to Motorcyclists

Distracted driving accidents have become a nationwide epidemic. Due to the small size and limited safety features on most motorcycles, riders can be extremely vulnerable to injury on the road. Motorcycle riders are in the most danger when a…
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Can Omega-3 Help Prevent Brain Damage?

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are dangerous primarily due to secondary swelling which can permanently damage brain and nerve cells. However, a recent study has determined that omega-3 fatty acids may protect the…
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Is eDiscovery Able to Facilitate Interrogatories and Disclosures?

In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the court looked at whether eDiscovery facilitated interrogatories as they pertain to early fact disclosure. In re: Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 2437,…
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Drunk Boaters Inadvertently Cause Airport Security Scare

A fishing boat entered the restricted water near New York’s La Guardia Airport and struck a light pole on one of the runway extensions. The Port Authority Police Department could see the stranded craft on surveillance cameras, but could not…
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Is Video Surveillance a Form of ESI That Warrants Delayed Production?

In Sowell v. TARGET CORPORATION, No. 5:14-cv-93-RS-GRJ (N.D. Fla. May 28, 2014), the court was presented with the difficult question of if and when video surveillance should warrant delayed production. Plaintiff was injured as a result of a…
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Telemedicine Offers Promising Results

While many major hospitals have an onsite ophthalmologist to check premature infants for potentially devastating eye injuries, many hospitals in more rural or remote areas do not have the same resources. As a result, treatable conditions like…
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Does Video Surveillance Fall into the Category of Discoverable ESI or Privileged Work-Product?

A complex question in the realm of eDiscovery looks towards whether video surveillance, as ESI, can be considered protected work product. The court took up the issue in Sowell v. TARGET CORPORATION, No. 5:14-cv-93-RS-GRJ (N.D. Fla. May 28, 2014). Plaintiff…
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Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy the New Treatment for Brain Injuries?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has shown promising results as a new method of treating traumatic brain injury. Currently approved only to treat divers with decompression sickness, oxygen therapy is used to flood the brain with oxygen and promote…
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Unlicensed Teen Driver Kills Motorcyclist

A 52-year-old motorcyclist was killed when an unlicensed teen driver lost control of her car and swerved into oncoming traffic. The young teen was allegedly intoxicated and driving at a high speed when she and four friends collided head on with…
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Looking for Case Law on Native File Formatting?

Sekisui Am. Corp. v. Hart[1] (Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin stated metadata in native formatting has significant value as part of electronically stored information (ESI) in dicta.) Aguilar v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Div.[2] (The court…
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Three Families Suing Same Oregon Hospital Over Birth Injuries

Three families in Oregon are filing separate multi-million dollar lawsuits against the same hospital after their children were born with brain damage and cerebral palsy. The hospital involved in the lawsuit, Silverton Hospital, is located in…
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Drug Company Announces Recall Due to Penicillin Scare

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there has been a voluntary recall of Terra-Medica’s Pleo-FORT, Pleo-QUENT, Pleo-NOT, Pleo-STOLO, Pleo-NOTA-QUENT, and Pleo-EX homeopathic drug products after it was determined that they…
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What NICU Level of Care Does My Baby with ROP Need?

Admittance into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an integral part of the care provided to infants in need of extra medical attention immediately after birth. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, NICUs are categorized into…
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Insurance Industry May Be Running Low on Asbestos Claim Reserves

The U.S. insurance industry could be as much as $9 billion short of the reserves it needs to pay asbestos lawsuit claims in the future. CNBC news reported earlier this month that insurers have paid about $53 billion in asbestos claims to this…
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Heart Pumps Recalled Over Controller Issue

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a Class I recall of HeartMate II implantable heart pumps over a controller problem has been issued, after the devices have been linked to four patient deaths and five serious injuries. The…
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TSAC Released a List of Over 100 Tips for Preventing Falls Overboard

After reviewing US Coast Guard incident reports of 55 passenger-overboard fatalities between 2000 and 2010, the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) identified 29 conditions that could lead to overboard falls and based on those findings,…
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Colorado Motorcyclist Dies Following Sharp Turn

Quite recently, a motorcyclist died on Highway 160 near mile-marker 121 outside of Durango, Colorado. The motorcyclist approached a mountainous turn at too sharp of an angle and came around the bend at too wide of an angle, sending him off the…
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Three Separate Norovirus Outbreaks Sickens Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), three separate outbreaks of norovirus that affected more than 100 people each have been reported aboard two cruise liners: Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises.   Two…
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Lawsuit Claims Disney Parks Violate ADA, Children With Disabilities Suffer

Disney is facing allegations of discrimination in a lawsuit that says that the company does not accommodate people with disabilities at its theme parks and violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to DisabilityScoop.com¸ a lawsuit…
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Powerful, Controversial Pain Killer Gets FDA Approval

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have blocked sales of Zogenix’s controversial painkiller Zohydro. According to Reuters, the drug has been plagued with controversy, as some advocates say that it could lead to a wave of opioid abuse among users.…