Individuals over 65 make up 13.5 percent of the current U.S. population. We expect to see this percentage increase to 20 percent by 2050. Unfortunately, with this increase we can also expect to see more cases of elderly abuse. It’s estimated that every year anywhere from 7.6 to 10 percent of elderly people experience abuse.In response to such alarming...

Discussions about personal injury claims involving truck accidents generally focus on the facts of the case. Who hit whom? How fast was the truck moving? Was the light green or red? How long was the driver on the road? Was alcohol involved? Was anyone texting? Was the vehicle properly loaded? All these questions focus on the events that led...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injury affects more than 5.3 million individuals living in the U.S. with a lifelong disability. By far the leading cause of TBI is falls. However, the second largest cause, traffic accidents, also produces large numbers of these sorts of injuries.These sorts of injuries are not limited to adults. In fact, almost...

When a baby dies or is injured during childbirth, it can cause emotional pain for parents. It can also increase liability costs for doctors who deliver babies, and it is one reason why many are being driven out of the profession. However, the rate of injuries and death during childbirth could be dramatically reduced with basic safety programs.That is...

There are many different types of equipment that a person might use during the course of a hunting trip. How safe a hunting trip ends up being can in part be dependent on whether such equipment works the way it is supposed to. There are many different harms that can come about as a result of defective hunting equipment. When...

Published in "The Journal of the American Medical Association" on March 13, a study on analysis of breast tissue biopsies by pathologists may be of concern to women in Missouri. The study looked at diagnoses from 115 pathologists on 240 samples from breast biopsies. The researchers compared their medical opinions to those of three experts. The results showed that...

Individuals who have suffered injuries or who have lost a loved one due to the negligent acts of another driver, may consider taking legal action to recover damages. This is often especially true in accidents involving large commercial trucks as the resulting injuries tend to be more serious and debilitating in nature.The commercial trucking industry is highly regulated and individual...

When it comes to operating a motor vehicle, it’s imperative that motorists abide by all safety and traffic laws. While researchers readily point to dangerous driving behaviors like speeding, talking or texting on a cellphone and fatigued driving as being linked to causing car and truck accidents; failure to abide by other motor vehicle safety laws may also play...

In any type of accident that results in an individual suffering injury or the loss of a loved one, it's wise to explore one's legal options. This includes accidents involving personal and commercial planes as numerous parties may be liable in causing or contributing to an aviation accident.From commercial airlines to personal jets to helicopters; at any given time...