Consequences of Drowsy Driving

Consequences of Drowsy Driving

Did you know, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence? Whether you refer to these drivers as drowsy drivers, fatigued drivers or tired drivers, drivers who may be sleepy have delayed reactions like those who have been drinking alcohol and tend to make bad driving decisions.

  • About 100,000 crashes, 71,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities each year are caused by fatigued drivers.
  • 55% of drowsy driving crashes are caused by drivers less than 25 years old.
  • Being awake for 18 hours is equal to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, which is legally drunk and leaves you at equal risk for a crash.

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Slip and Fall Accidents: Leading Cause of Injury & Death in Elderly

Slip and Fall Accidents: Leading Cause of Injury & Death in Elderly

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time and any place. Sometimes it is just that, an accident plain and simple. Other times, it may be due to the negligence of another party. Whatever the cause, the elderly – those 65 and older – are at a greater risk to fall and suffer a serious, sometimes life-threatening, injury.

Elderly: 29 million falls. 800,000 hospitalizations. 28,000 deaths. Share on X

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M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation, St. Louis, MO

M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation, St. Louis, MO

In 2007, Elizabeth Sones had surgery on her hip and received an implant with Biomet M2a Magnum components. Thereafter, she experienced pain and difficulties and it was determined that she had a condition consistent with a pseudotumor. The biomet magnum was revised as a result of failure of the device, leaving her with a long and painful rehabilitation and emotional trauma.

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$300 Million Settlement in Benicar Litigation Reached

$300 Million Settlement in Benicar Litigation Reached

On August 1, 2017, a $300 million settlement was reached in the multidistrict Benicar litigation against Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Forest Laboratories Inc. The settlement offers financial compensation to individuals who suffered chronic diarrhea and other gastrointestinal injuries after using Benicar, Azor or Tribenzor.

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$417 Million Verdict Against J&J in Talc Suit Largest One Yet

$417 Million Verdict Against J&J in Talc Suit Largest One Yet

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Johnson & Johnson suffered another tremendous loss as a Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million in damages to Eva Echeverria, who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s signature product for decades.

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Employer Files Suit on Behalf of Employee, Defective Biomet Hip Device

Employer Files Suit on Behalf of Employee, Defective Biomet Hip Device

William Eklund, an employee of Boeing Inc., underwent hip replacement surgery in 2006. At some point following surgery. he began experiencing extreme hip pain and a persistent squeaking of the hip. He then found out that the M2a Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip system from Biomet was failing and eventually underwent revision surgery in 2014 to remove and replace the device.

This lawsuit is different because it marks the first time a large international corporation has sued Zimmer Biomet on behalf of an employee.

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Brian Franciskato, Elected to Board of Governors for The American Association for Justice

Brian Franciskato, Elected to Board of Governors for The American Association for Justice

The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm congratulates Brian S. Franciskato for being elected by his peers to sit on the Board of Governors for The American Association for Justice (AAJ).

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Between 249,000 and 363,000 people in the U.S. currently live with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and it is estimated that 17,730 new spinal cord injuries occur each year.

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What are Chemical Burns?

What are Chemical Burns?

Burns from chemicals can happen anywhere — home, school or work — wherever chemicals are handled. What do you need to know?

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What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

Burns and fires are a common cause of accidental death in children and adults, accounting for an estimated 3,500 adult and child deaths per year. Contact burns and scalding injuries cause the majority of burn injuries. Burns can range from minor medical problems to life-threatening injuries, leaving a victim with not just physical scars but emotional trauma as well.

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