Month: January 2019

Can Trucking Companies Be Held Liable for Drugged Trucker Accidents?

Published on January 22, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Trucking Accident

When drugged truckers cause accidents and injuries, trucking companies can be held liable for damages. Truck drivers are subject to state and federal regulations, including required drug testing. Truckers High on Drugs In 1991, Congress established the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, which requires drug and alcohol testing for all transportation employees. Under this act, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible for testing regulations for all bus drivers, truck drivers, taxi drivers, and other drivers with a mandatory commercial driver’s license. According to federal and state [...]
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The Toxic Tort: Were You Exposed?

Published on January 15, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

When people are exposed to hazardous substances they ingest, inhale, or have skin contact with, toxic tort cases may arise. Hazards may include contaminated drugs, consumer products that contain dangerous substances, or environmental toxins like contaminants in drinking water. What is a Toxic Tort? Exposure to toxic substances found in many chemicals, gases, inhalants, and drugs can result in injuries and illnesses. Millions of consumers and workers are exposed to dangerous toxins that cause various health problems every day. Many people come in contact with toxins while cleaning, [...]
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When a Dog Causes an Accident

Published on January 11, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

What happens when a dog causes an accident? Every year, thousands of auto accidents are caused by loose pets in a vehicle. At a moment’s notice, an unrestrained pet can jump or move suddenly, distracting the driver and threatening the normal operation of the vehicle. Car accidents caused by animals can be just as dangerous as any other car crash, so it’s important to avoid distractions while driving by properly restraining your pet in the vehicle. Are You Distracted by Your Dog? A recent American Auto Association survey [...]
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The Impact of Drug Abusers Working in Nursing Homes

Published on January 7, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Nursing Home Abuse

Chemical dependence by nursing home staff can jeopardize patient care. It often results in impaired judgment, an increased number of medical mistakes, the neglect of residents, and the diversion of medications for the nurse’s own use. A growing number of nursing home staff members are suffering from drug addiction, partially due to easy access to prescription narcotics that are stocked for residents. Nursing Home Staff Addicted to Drugs Staff drug abuse is a concern in nursing homes around the country. It is linked to many cases of neglect [...]
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