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When Driverless Cars Break the Law

There is little doubt that the technology behind driverless cars is nearly advanced enough for mainstream use. Google plans to make its biggest public display yet of its cars on Tuesday, when it takes reporters on spins around Mountain View, Calif. Carmakers like BMW and Toyota are also preparing to sell cars that drive themselves. […]

Hazing is Illegal

No Ifs, Ands or Buts: Hazing Is Illegal

In many college fraternities and sororities, and other organizations, hazing is a rite of passage. However, hazing is against the law. In legal terms, hazing is the abuse a student must endure to gain admittance to an organization. It includes not only physical harm, such as beating or whipping, but the mental harm that might […]

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Technology to stop hot car deaths

Automakers never developed technology to stop hot car deaths. Parents and teens are doing it instead. Thirteen years ago, in the spring of 2001, General Motors announced that it was working on a new technology that would help prevent the unthinkable: the deaths of children forgotten by their parents in hot cars. The radar sensor, […]

Dangerous Products

5 Things Consumers Should Know About Dangerous Products

The expansion of the Consumer Product Safety Commission helps protect children and adults. By Kimberly Palmer, U.S. News Product recall announcements from the Consumer Product Safety Commission are often met with a mixed reaction: Some companies complain that the recalls are costly and not always necessary. Some companies decline to cooperate with recalls, insisting that […]

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Get the Pain and Suffering Compensation You Deserve

How can you prove how much pain and suffering you have endured as a result of your accident? Document everything. Write everything down. Save every receipt and scrap of paper. Keep copious records of the aftermath of your accident. Claims can drag on for months or years and your recollection may not be a fresh […]

ReWalk™ Personal Exoskeleton System Cleared by FDA for Home Use

Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company’s ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to stand upright and walk. ReWalk, […]

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Distracted Driving: National Facts & Statistics

In 2012, 3,328 people were killed and 421,000 were injured in distraction-affected crashes. (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, VTTI) As of December 2012, 171.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories, and Guam) every month. (CTIA — Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) The average text read or typing is 4.6 seconds. […]

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Two Key Corporate Accountability Bills Introduced

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) introduced two important corporate accountability measures: (1) the Dangerous Products Warning Act, to require manufacturers to warn consumers and regulators if their products are dangerous or deadly; and (2) the Corporate Crime Database Act, to require the Justice Department to establish and update a database of criminal, civil or […]

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Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn of Ovarian Cancer Risk from Talcum Powder

If you have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and have a history of using talc body powder or baby powder as part of your feminine hygiene routine, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. As far back as 1971, when a study of ovarian cancer patients showed talc particles in their ovarian tissue, Johnson […]

Catastrophic Injury

Medical Misdiagnosis Rates Highest in the ER

Medical misdiagnosis rates are higher in an emergency room (ER) or intensive care unit (ICU) as opposed to a misdiagnosis made in the office of a primary care physician, according to a study on Patient Safety Incidents (PSI) by Healthgrades.com. The majority of misdiagnosis lawsuits involve an ER misdiagnosis. Medical misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose rates for […]