FMCSA: Medical Examiner Certificates Revoked After 2000 Drivers Cleared Improperly

According to the agency, affected truck drivers have 30 days to be medically re-certified An estimated 2000+ commercial truck drivers are operating big rigs on the nations highways without proper medical certification. This is due to the failure of an Alabama chiropractor to properly perform tests prior to certification over the past two years. On March 22. 2018 the federal government said it would revoke the medical certificates of Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, who had been certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to perform medical exams. Dr. Edwards was charged in late February by a federal grand jury with conspiracy, wire fraud, conspiracy [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:41:26+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Study Shows Severe Burn Injury Patients Have a Greater Survival Rate

Surviving a severe burn injury is a lot more likely today, thanks to major advances in treatments made over the past thirty years, according to a study published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons. Since improvements in burn care transpired in the 1980s, the study was the first to have analyzed the progress made on the affects to burn injury patients. “Mortality has decreased three to fivefold since the 1980s ostensibly from the substantial advances in burn care that occurred between 1980 and 1989,” according to a statement in Medical News by the lead study author David N. Herndon, chief of staff and director [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:41:01+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

AAA Study: Drowsy Driving Accidents More Widespread Than Believed

A new study shows that drowsy drivers are responsible for roughly 1 out of 10 motor vehicle crashes. The results indicate that drowsy driving may be a great deal more prevalent than originally estimated. “Missing just two to three hours of sleep can more than quadruple your risk for a crash, which is the equivalent of driving drunk,” according to Jake Nelson, director of traffic safety advocacy and research at AAA. The Drowsy Driving Study AAA researchers arrived at their conclusion after monitoring the driving habits of over 3,500 drivers for several months. Employing dash cams and other equipment, the researchers tracked drivers around the U.S. [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:40:31+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Regain Movement Through Stem Cell Therapy

A new trial, employing stem cell therapy, has aided the recovery of two-thirds of six subjects suffering from spinal cord injury paralysis. Significant recovery was apparent in at least one side of the subject’s paralysis with a rate of 67 percent, which is greater than twice the rate of recovery in past-published data. A surgical injection of 10 million cells was given to each of the six subjects of the study, all of which had lost all motor functions below the point of the injury. The results of this trial were beyond anything that Dr. Richard G. Fessler at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago had [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:39:49+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments

New Research Questions Beliefs About Sports Concussions

Will parent’s decisions allowing children to play youth football be affected? The recent belief that the serious brain damage found in professional football players is the result of hard blows to the head is being challenged by new research. Researchers from Boston University examined the brains of eight teens and young adults. Four of the individuals had recent sports related closed head injuries, which were received 1 day to 4 months prior to death. The other four had no history of recent head trauma. Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was discovered in the four teenagers that who experienced recent head injury. The study was published [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:39:22+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Sports Injuries|0 Comments

Choosing A Safe Bus Company Amid Tour Bus Crash Reports

A number of serious crashes in recent years have spurred close scrutiny of the tour bus industry creating a negative impact Charter bus companies and their drivers have been held liable in horrific tour bus crashes that have injured and killed passengers as recently as last year. On August 2, 2017 prosecutors in Merced County, California, filed four felony counts of vehicular manslaughter charges, along with five misdemeanor code violations, against driver Mario Davis Velasquez. Velasquez was the operator of a tour bus that crashed on Aug. 20 on Highway 99 near Livingston. The bus struck a highway signpost, splitting the bus down the middle. The [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:38:43+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Bus Accidents|0 Comments

OHSA: Fall Protection Training Added to Top Ten Violations List

While Fall Protection General Requirements remained at the top of the Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) list of top ten violations, a new addition moved into the number nine spot on the list – Fall Protection Training Requirements. This entry preceded a new study released in January from data from the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program, which showed that almost half of all construction related fatalities involved falls. Of those workers killed, 54 percent had no access to a personal fall arrest system (PFAS) or had one and failed to use it. The new entry to the OSHA top ten list, entitled Fall [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:38:07+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

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