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Archive for June 2011

Botox May Cause Brain Injury

There is nothing wrong with wanting to look younger, unless the Botox migrates and causes brain damage. In this case, a jury handed down a $212 million award to a plaintiff who stated that Botox side effects left him with brain damage. The plaintiff used to have a normal life, up until he got Botox…

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Fireworks Safety — Fireworks Causing More Personal Injuries

Today, the Consumer Product Safety Commission had a fireworks safety conference on the National Mall in Washington, DC. According to the CPSC, in 2010, approximately 8,600 Americans ended up in hospital rooms because of fireworks injuries.  Most of these injuries involved burns to the hands or the face.  Sadly, about 40 percent of the injuries…

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Conference Seeks To Reduce Number Of Trucking Accidents and Bus Wrecks

Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board convened a two day meeting of federal regulators, safety experts, and the truck and bus industries to try and tackle the often deadly problem of trucking accidents and bus wrecks.  The conference was to examine what is being done to prevent deadly accidents and why past safety recommendations haven’t…

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Hot Coffee — The Movie

The most successful advertising campaign ever has been the tort reform movement’s propaganda campaign.  And perhaps the most well known (and most misunderstood) case in that campaign has been the McDonald’s hot coffee case. Now, a producer has created a documentary that looks at the case, and three other cases, to tell the truth about…

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Texas Seeks To Ban Texting While Driving

A state-wide texting while driving ban has been passed by both the Texas House and the Texas Senate and is on its way to the governor.  Let’s hope he has the good sense to sign the bill into law. As you know, if you read this blog, texting while driving is one of the most…

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