Safety and Health Reporter

Auto Insurance
You would think that the topic of auto insurance is a simple one.  Years ago some insurance carriers began writing auto insurance policies in what they call plain English.  Plain English to an insurance carrier is typically not plain English to the ordinary American.  As simple as insurance ...
Ruptured Aneurysm
A ruptured aneurysm is typically a catastrophic event. An aneurysm may be in the brain or it may be in other parts of the body.  The ruptured aneurysm frequently leaves the patient barely conscious and in shock with massive internal bleeding.  Sometimes the heart may stop. Ruptured Aneurysm: Abdominal Aorta If the ...
What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
A spinal cord injury is a serious and life-altering experience that can impact the lives of victims both temporarily or permanently.  Because of the integral relationship between the spinal cord and the body, spinal cord injuries can create a host of health problems.  Spinal cord injuries generally involve damage to ...
Unnecessary Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery has become the bread and butter of many orthopaedic surgeons.  Many of these surgeries are simply unnecessary.  Hip pain, where there is no arthritis, typically is a clue to the fact that impending hip replacement surgery may not be necessary. An unnecessary hip replacement is avoidable. Unnecessary Hip ...
Rear End Collision : Two Questions You Should Ask
A rear end collision is one of the most common car accidents.  Most of us have heard that if you are rear-ended in a car accident, the tailing car is almost always at fault.  While that is true in most instances, there are a few scenarios in which the tailing ...
ERISA Subrogation
The issue of ERISA subrogation was the subject of a recent Supreme Court decision entitled U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen. In this case the Court dealt with the ERISA statute and the concept of ERISA subrogation.  ERISA stands for Employee Retirement Income Security Act.  That statute provides a number of different benefits ...
Wrongful Death Employer Liability
Recently an Illinois Appellate Court ruled an employer must defend against a wrongful death lawsuit charging negligence in their failure to investigate death threats one of its employees had emailed to his family from his work computer.  In this alleged negligence case , the company failed to protect the employee's ...
Truck Accidents Driver Fault
In looking at the issue of truck driver fault in truck accidents the issues of apnea, falling asleep and drug/alcohol usage all must be considered. Truck Accidents Driver Fault - Apnea The truck accident-sleep apnea connection should be looked at in most truck accident cases. Sleep apnea is a condition that effects ...
Truck Accident Blackbox
Truck accident blackbox data must be retrieved promptly.Most heavy duty diesel engine trucks have what is sometimes called a "black box" or more precisely called an Electronic Control Module (ECM)or sometimes called an electronic data recorder. The ECM contains information about the truck's operating parameters, any trouble shooting malfunctions and ...
Truck Accidents
Truck Accidents-Monster Trucks Monster trucks are becoming an increasing hazard on the roadway. Twin-trailer trucks are two to three times more likely to be invovled in a truck accident than are standard trucks. These trucks can be more than 100 feet long. At that length, they become inherently unstable. They are ...
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