Proposed Change to Commercial Truck Drivers’ HOS Regulations

Proposed Change to Commercial Truck Drivers’ HOS Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates and monitors trucking companies throughout the United States, setting forth regulations governing commercial motor vehicles and trucking companies.

Within the FMCSA Regulations are a set of rules referred to as Hours of Service (HOS). These regulations govern commercial truck drivers and the hours they work and drive.

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Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Determining Fault

Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Determining Fault

When an accident involves three or more vehicles, how do you determine who is at fault or liable?

Multi-vehicle accidents often happen when three or more vehicles hit each other in a “chain” of rear-end accidents. Typically, we assume that the driver who does the rear-ending is at-fault, but that is not necessarily the case in a chain reaction accident.

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Xarelto Lawsuits: $775 Million Settlement Reached

Xarelto Lawsuits: $775 Million Settlement Reached

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the companies who make and sell the blood thinner Xarelto, have reached a settlement in 25,000 lawsuits. While the companies have not admitted liability, they have agreed to pay a $775 million dollar settlement.

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FDA’s Hidden Reports on Medical Devices

FDA’s Hidden Reports on Medical Devices

March 8, 2019. In an article published by Kaiser Health News, we learned that some medical device manufacturers have been using a secret reporting mechanism to let the FDA know of problems with their devices.

The problem? The data is hidden so that neither the public nor doctors are aware of any problems reported.

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Common Delayed Accident Symptoms

Common Delayed Accident Symptoms

When you have been in a car accident, sometimes serious and even life-threatening injuries are not always visible immediately. What you may not realize is that your body may be in shock and not registering what is wrong. In fact, it is not uncommon for symptoms to show up hours or days, sometimes even weeks, after an accident.

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Vets Suing 3M Over Defective Military Earplugs

Vets Suing 3M Over Defective Military Earplugs

Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. In fact, about 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels on the job making occupational hearing loss the third most common chronic physical condition among adults. Statistics from NIOSH show:

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Semi-Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents

Semi-Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents

Approximately, 5,000 people in passenger vehicles die every year in automotive accidents involving semi-trucks. Large commercial truck accidents tend to be more complex than those that occur between standard passenger vehicles.

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Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits Closing in on a Settlement

Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits Closing in on a Settlement

Johnson & Johnson and the maker of its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics, have been in settlement talks to resolve thousands of individual lawsuits alleging the devices were defective.

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Personal Injury Claims: Dealing with Insurance Companies

Personal Injury Claims: Dealing with Insurance Companies

In a personal injury accident where you are looking to receive compensation for your injuries, some type of insurance company will more than likely be involved.

  • In a car accident, this may be the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
  • In a premises liability situation, such as a slip and fall accident at a restaurant, this may be the business’ insurance company.

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J&J, DePuy to Pay $120 Million Over Deceptive Hip Marketing Claims

J&J, DePuy to Pay $120 Million Over Deceptive Hip Marketing Claims

The attorneys general of 46 states who sued Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. over deceptive and misleading marketing practices reached a $120 million consent judgment.

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