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What is Positive Train Control?

Positive Train Control

Most of us have probably heard the news about the devastating train crash in South Carolina in which two were killed and more than 100 were injured. As the NTSB investigates the crash, it has found that the signaling system was not operating at the time because CSX railroad (who operates the tracks) was preparing it for Positive Train Control.

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Burn Awareness

burn awareness

Burn awareness week, an initiative of the American Burn Association, is observed the first full week in February. This initiative helps educate the public about the frequency and causes of burn injuries as well as how to help prevent them.

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What happens when a hip replacement fails?

Hip Replacement failure

Hip replacement surgery is among the most common orthopedic procedures in the United States. Most devices are designed to last 20 years. But what happens when a hip replacement fails?

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Randy W. James, Lifetime Achievement, America’s Top 100 Attorneys®

Americas Top 100 Randy W James

The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm congratulates Randy W. James for his Lifetime Achievement selection among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®.

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Personal Injury 101: Types of Witnesses

Types of Witnesses

When pursuing a personal injury claim after an accident, witnesses can help you prove your case and corroborate your claims, supporting elements of causation, liability and damages.

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Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lot accidents

Often, we assume that parking lots and parking garages are relatively safe places to drive. These do not seem to be the type of place where car accidents are likely to occur, so we let our guard down. However, according to the National Safety Council, on average, more than 50,000 crashes occur in parking lots and parking garages annually.

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Talcum Powder Cases Heading for Trial in St. Louis in 2018

Talcum Powder Cases

Over the next two years, St. Louis will be the place for numerous lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson alleging the use of talcum-powder based products manufactured and sold by the company caused ovarian cancer.

Having St. Louis be a hub for these trials was in jeopardy after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June severely restricted jurisdiction in litigation, primarily to the states in which the defendants are based or where the injured parties lived.

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First Xarelto Trial Loss for J&J, Bayer Results in $28 Million Verdict

Xarelto Trial

December 5, 2017 – After winning three previous cases filed in federal court over the risks of Xarelto, a blood thinner, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG suffered their first trial loss.

The companies were ordered to pay $1.8 million in actual damages and $26 million in punitive damages for their failure to warn of the drug’s internal bleeding risks.

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High-Pressure Valve Dangers on the Job

High pressure valve

Industrial workers face significant hazards on the job, making their day-to-day work dangerous. Industrial jobs typically involve more manual labor, working with many types of machinery including heavy machinery and working outdoors.

Safety is a priority in these work environments; however, even when employees follow safety rules, accidents occur. One such industrial accident involves the failure of high-pressure valves.

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Holiday Safety

Holiday travel safety

Will you be on our Kansas City roads traveling this Thanksgiving holiday? It is one of the busiest traveling times of the year. In fact, the American Automobile Association projects an estimated 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home with 90% of those traveling by car.

Not only that, but cooking is the number one cause of home fires!

Here are a few tips and reminders to help keep you safe over the holidays.

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