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The Limousine Loophole

TRAGEDY STRIKES AGAIN On a crisp fall day in Schoharie, New York, 17 people gathered to celebrate the 30th birthday of a friend. The birthday girl and her husband had decided to be safe and rent a ...
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The Orange Barrels are Back

THOSE ORANGE BARRELS ARE BACK We are right in the middle of summer, which means we are right in the middle of orange barrel season. Not only do those barrels signal inconvenience and delays, but they ...
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When Summer Fun Turns Deadly

TRAGEDY STRIKES FAMILY OF OLYMPIC LEGEND A story all too common and all too tragic unfolded the weekend of June 9-10th, but because it involved U.S. Olympic great Bode Miller, it became national news. ...
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The Opioid Crisis: Georgia at the Top

This blog is part of a continuing series on the opioid crisis in America. The first blog in the series was posted on January 12, 2018, and was titled: “Opioids: a Medical Malpractice ...
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When Bad Roads Cause Bad Accidents

THE STATE OF THE UNION’S ROADS In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump introduced his much-anticipated infrastructure plan. The President called for 1.5 trillion, in ...
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The Night the Snow Fell in Georgia

THE NIGHT THE SNOW FELL IN GEORGIA We are only a few weeks into 2018, and this winter is already one for the record books. The cold snap that started on New Year’s and that keeps re-visiting the ...
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Opioids: A Medical Malpractice Epidemic?

A DIFFERENT KIND OF MALPRACTICE In June of 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri sent a resounding message to the medical and pharmaceutical community when it awarded Brian Koon and his estranged wife, ...
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The Orange Barrels Are Back

IT’S SPRING…AND THE ORANGE BARRELS ARE BACK Yes, those wonderful orange and white barrels on the roads have returned, bringing with them the traffic congestion and accidents that too ...
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The Chattanooga School Bus Tragedy

A TRAGEDY FORESHADOWED On November 21, 2016, a school bus carrying 37 students from Woodmore Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, careened off a narrow, residential road—not the bus ...
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New Rule Opens Access to Courts

A CHOICE BETWEEN CARE AND THE COURTS A nursing home resident falls and hits her head due to poor lighting in a hallway. The resident slips into a coma from the traumatic brain injury and dies. Her ...
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Amusement Parks: How Safe Are They?

"INSANE" On August 7, 2016, 10 year old Caleb Schwab rode the world's tallest water slide in Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. The ride, named "Verruckt" which is ...
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Nursing Home Negliegence: Part II

REDUCING RESTRAINTS The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 required nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities to comply with specific regulations in order to participate in Medicare and ...
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Summer Camps: Not All Fun and Games

SUMMER CAMPS: NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES Every summer, approximately 14 million children and adults attend summer camps. Since 2002, the number of American Camp Association (ACA) day camps has increased by ...
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Summer Fun--and Danger

TRAGEDY IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM It was supposed to be a wonderful family vacation at Disney's premiere resort in Orlando, Florida. The Grand Floridian is a Victorian-style Disney Deluxe Resort hotel ...
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Nursing Home Negligence

FALLS: ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE Many people assume that accidents and injuries that occur in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are due to medical malpractice or nursing errors. Actions such as ...
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A Day at the Zoo

A DAY AT THE ZOO GOES HORRIBLY WRONG The tragedy that occurred at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens on May 28, 2016, highlights the dangers in such popular summer destinations. Enjoying the ...
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The Orange Barrels are Back

THE ORANGE BARRELS ARE BACK Spring means many things: warmer weather, opening day in baseball, grass growing and flowers blooming, and...road construction resuming. Yes, those orange barrels are back, ...
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Spring into Exercise but Avoid the ER

SPRING INTO EXERCISE--BUT BE CAREFUL Spring is here, and for many people that means exercising and getting into shape for the summer months ahead. Great idea because exercise is good for ...
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Autonomous Vehicles: Changing the Legal Landscape

THE COSTS OF DRIVING When talking about the costs associated with that most American form of transportation, driving an automobile, we most often think of the price of gasoline, the cost of auto ...
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Kids Killing Kids

KIDS KILLING KIDS It happened again. This time, the gun was obtained illegally by Michael Santiago, a former Chicago gang member who felt he needed protection for himself and his family after ...
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When is death a wrongful death?

WHEN IS DEATH A WRONGFUL DEATH? A wrongful death is one that is caused by either the willful act of someone that led to a person's death or the failure to take measures that would prevent ...
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In MLB, Fans may be at Greater Risk than the Players

IN MLB, FANS MAY BE AT GREATER RISK THAN PLAYERS On August 29, 2015, fans showed up at Turner Field to see a great game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Instead,what they saw was a ...
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Pre-K Accidents and Injuries

SCHOOL STARTS EARLIER While students may say that the school year seems to start earlier every year, there are some parents and grandparents who may say that school seems to start earlier in the life ...
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Death of nine-year-old bat boy illustrates risks of youth participation in sports

TRAGEDY AT THE BALL PARK What was supposed to be an enjoyable time spent watching the Great American Pastime turned into a night of tragedy when nine-year-old Kaiser Carlile, batboy for the Kansas ...
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Swimming: Popular But Dangerous Summer Fun

SWIMMING: POPULAR BUT DANGEROUS SUMMER FUN Despite numerous public education and awareness campaigns, outreach efforts to offer swimming lessons and CPR courses, and federal legislation (see below), ...
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