Common Misconceptions About Spinal Cord Injury

If you have not experienced a spinal cord injury (SCI) or worked closely with someone that has, chances are great that you are ignorant to some degree of what life with an SCI is really like. It is important that, through awareness education, families who are learning to cope with SCI do not use the wrong ideas. Some Myths and Misconceptions About Spinal Cord Injury Never moving again is always the prognosis Each persons injury and recovery results differ. There is always some loss of sensory and motor function, but at greatly varying levels. Even in a person classified as quadriplegic there may be limited use [...]

By |2018-05-24T19:09:37-07:00October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Common Misconceptions About Spinal Cord Injury

Is Child Car Seat Replacement Necessary Following a Car Crash?

Following any car crash, minor or severe, child car seat replacement will most likely be necessary. In some instances, after what the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) considers a minor accident, certain seats will meet the agency’s reuse criteria. However, mandatory replacement is required in most cases, after any accident, regardless of severity. The NHTSA’s criteria for a minor crash are broken down into five guidelines, ALL of which must be met before reuse. · The vehicle was able to be driven away · The vehicle door nearest the car seat was not damaged · None of the passengers sustained any injuries · The air [...]

By |2018-05-24T19:11:10-07:00October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Child Car Seat Replacement Necessary Following a Car Crash?

Suit Claims Exposure to Roundup Caused Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Death

The family of an Illinois woman claims exposure to Roundup herbicide caused a fatal case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a recently filed wrongful death lawsuit. The personal representative and heir of Stephanie Bare-Wheeler filed the complaint earlier this month, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Monsanto Company, Bare-Wheelers death, in September 2016, was from complications associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The lawsuit alleges that the cancer was the result of regular exposure to Roundup beginning in 1996. Monsanto is accused in the lawsuit of providing false and misleading information for Bare-Wheeler and other consumers of the associated risks of using Roundup [...]

By |2018-05-24T19:31:13-07:00September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Suit Claims Exposure to Roundup Caused Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Death

More Pedestrian Accidents Impel California Pedestrian Safety Month

Most residents of California are aware that pedestrian accidents are an important issue regarding the states roads and highways. Statistic shows that there were 6,316 pedestrian fatalities in the period from 2005 though 2014. In the following years the numbers continued to increase. In response to the rise in fatalities and injuries, the California State Senate passed a resolution naming September as California Pedestrian Safety Month. The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety has joined other law enforcement agencies, city and state transportation agencies, pedestrian advocates and walking clubs, in a joint effort to ensure both drivers and pedestrians are [...]

By |2018-05-24T19:34:08-07:00September 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on More Pedestrian Accidents Impel California Pedestrian Safety Month

The Do’s and Don’ts of California Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Motorcycle lane splitting is a practice that has been common on roads and highways as long as there have been motorcycles and traffic. California has become the only state in the U.S. that has made lane splitting legal. California Vehicle Code 21658.1 defines lane splitting as “driving a motorcycle between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane including on both divided and undivided streets, roads and highways.” This section became effective Jan.1, 2017. Lane splitting has been a practice of contention long before it became legal. Since California added it to the vehicle code, the focus on safety issues has only become more [...]

By |2020-08-01T15:14:41-07:00September 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Do’s and Don’ts of California Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Monsanto “Secret” Documents Augment Round Up Safety Concerns

More questions regarding Monsanto’s integrity and business ethics were raised by the release of company emails and other court documents. The Monsanto “secret” documents suggest that Monsanto executives debated the safety of its leading herbicide Roundup, while simultaneously attempting to boost its reputation in the media. In an article published by the New York Times, the emails and other Monsanto “secret” documents are part of a case in Federal Court in San Francisco. Plaintiff’s lawyers, who claim Monsanto neglected to file a motion that would have kept the records sealed, released the documents. “Now the world gets to see these documents, that would have otherwise remained [...]

By |2018-05-24T19:37:07-07:00September 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monsanto “Secret” Documents Augment Round Up Safety Concerns

Many Parents Lack Concussion Awareness Study Shows

Many parents and guardians of young athletes do not thoroughly understand the impact of concussions on their child’s future. This information is according to a study co-authored by a faculty member of the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and a Stanford faculty member. The study by Cynthia Trowbridge, an associate professor of kinesiology and athletic trainer at UTA, and Sheetal Patel of Stanford University, was published in May in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Research. The results showed that a significant number of caregivers have limited awareness of the long term affects of a concussion on a child. Trowbridge, who [...]

By |2018-05-24T20:46:06-07:00August 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Many Parents Lack Concussion Awareness Study Shows

Feds Join Whistleblowers in Suit Against the City of L.A. Over Housing for the Disabled

A lawsuit filed by the U.S Department of Justice alleges that the City of Los Angeles falsely promised to create accessible homes for the disabled to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in federal housing grants. The complaint, filed on July 31 in Los Angeles federal court, claims that the city and the CRA/LA, formerly known as the Community and Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, were the recipients of millions of dollars in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The complaint alleges that they failed to comply with the accessibility laws designed to guarantee fair and equal access to the [...]

By |2018-05-24T20:52:15-07:00August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Feds Join Whistleblowers in Suit Against the City of L.A. Over Housing for the Disabled

Missouri Hospitals to Pay $34 Million in Whistleblower Suit

Two southwest Missouri hospitals have agreed to pay $34 million to the Medicare program for alleged violations of the False Claims Act. The suit, filed by a whistleblower, claims the hospitals engaged in improper financial relationships with referring physicians. The whistleblower lawsuit was filed Dr. Viran Roger Holder against Mercy Hospital Springfield and its affiliate Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities, which together operate a hospital, clinic and infusion center. The hospitals, formerly known as St. John’s Regional Health Center and St. John’s Clinic, once employed Dr. Holden, who accused them of billing Medicare for chemotherapy services provided to patients who were referred to them by oncologists. These [...]

By |2018-05-24T20:56:00-07:00August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Missouri Hospitals to Pay $34 Million in Whistleblower Suit

What Caused My Mesothelioma and Who is to Blame

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that attacks the tissue surrounding the body’s internal organs known as the mesothelium. The function of this tissue is to provide the fluid that acts as a lubricant to aid the movement of the organs. Although there are three different forms of mesothelioma, 75 percent of all cases are pleural, originating in the chest cavity. The exposure to asbestos in large amounts, or over an extended period of time, is the sole recognized cause of pleural mesothelioma. The tissue cells become damaged and scarred by the fibers of asbestos leading to the production of cancerous cells. These cells divide rapidly, [...]

By |2020-08-11T23:40:35-07:00July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Caused My Mesothelioma and Who is to Blame

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