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  • 6 Killed, at Least 20 Injured in Big Rig Amtrak Train Crash near Reno, Nevada

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 30-Jun-2011

    The survivors of a fatal Nevada Amtrak train crash are coping with flashbacks of the fiery big rig highway rail crossing accident that killed six people and injured around 20 people in the Nevada high desert, according to The Washington Post. The truck driver was one of those killed in the crash, as was the train conductor. An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing. The ...
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  • CPSC Encourages Caution when Using Fireworks for a Safe 4th of July Holiday

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 28-Jun-2011

    The 4th of July holiday is a national tradition of family barbecues, pool parties, red, white and blue cakes, and, of course, fireworks, to celebrate America’s Independence Day. In preparation for this fun occasion, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) held its annual fireworks safety press conference where it demonstrated the dangers of both legal and illegal fireworks as well ...
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  • CPSC and Big Lots Recall 30,000 Metal Futon Bunk Beds after Fatal Entrapment

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer || 24-Jun-2011

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Columbus, Ohio-based home goods company Big Lots have announced the recall of around 30,000 metal futon bunk beds due as the result of an entrapment hazard made legitimate by the death of a 3-year-old Iowa boy. The entrapment hazard threatens the safety of any child who places themselves behind the futon or in the area of the ladder when ...
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  • Will Nevada be First to Legalize Driverless Cars?

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 23-Jun-2011

    Google has been lobbying Nevada to legalize driverless or autonomous cars since May, and, recently, according to Canada.com, the Nevada legislature passed two new bills that make it possible for Google to better test its cars on Nevada roads. It is still unclear whether the Nevada legislature will legalize the cars and create an autonomous or “robotic” car driver’s license. ...
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  • Spinal Cord Injury Basics for Nevada Residents

    Posted By Las Vegas Injury Attorney || 20-Jun-2011

    According to statistics from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), about 11,000 people are hospitalized for spinal cord injuries (SCI) each year in the U.S. Usually, an SCI is caused by external trauma to the spine that damages the vertebrae, which, in turn, causes damage to the spinal cord tissue. As a consequence, the spinal cord cannot relay messages from the brain to the ...
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  • What Nevada Residents Can Do for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Posted By Las Vegas Injury Attorney || 15-Jun-2011

    Hundreds of thousands of elders, or older persons, are abused, exploited, and neglected, psychologically, physically, and financially, every year, according to the Administration on Aging (AOA). For these reasons, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was created as an international effort to raise awareness of the economic, cultural, demographic, and social processes involved in elder abuse and ...
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  • What to Know about Medical Malpractice in Nevada

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 13-Jun-2011

    Nevada patients expect their physicians and healthcare providers to be qualified, ethical, and provide the highest standard of care. Unfortunately, many physicians have forgotten the Hippocratic Oath which they had sworn to when they first became healthcare professionals. Medical malpractice is a general term used to describe unethical, inappropriate, negligent or substandard care by a physician, ...
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  • Swimming Season Opens with CPSC Recall of Unsafe Pool and Spa Drain Covers

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 10-Jun-2011

    In a recent announcement, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled around 1 million swimming pool and in-ground spa drain covers due to an entrapment hazard caused by the incorrect rating of drain covers to handle the flow of water. Consequently, swimmers, bathers, and especially young children can suffer injury or even drown. The eight manufacturers responsible for these ...
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  • Tips for Preventing Dog Bite Injuries in Nevada

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 1-Jun-2011

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.7 million people are bitten by a dog annually and approximately 800,000 suffer dog bite injuries in the United States. Half of these injuries are sustained by children between 5 and 9 years of age. Dog bites and dog attacks in Nevada can happen in a variety of circumstances and may involve a dog you know or one that you ...
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