Fewer Drivers on the Road Leads to More Aggressive Drivers

By JohnCar Accidents

Here is a very recent article discussing the somewhat-surprising fact that even though fewer drivers have been on the road over the past few months (during the COVID-19 pandemic), the ones that have been driving are more aggressive and thus have been the target of law enforcement and increased numbers of citations . Come on, folks.  The aggression needs to …

Texas to Allow Limited Visitation in Nursing Homes With No Active Coronavirus Cases

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

As reported by the Texas Tribune and other Texas news outlets, here is some good news if a loved one of yours resides in a nursing home with “no active coronavirus cases.”   Of course, the risk of infection in nursing homes remains substantial.  Caution is still required.  More aggressive testing in Texas ought to be one key to controlling entry …

Triangle Tube Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Hazard; One Death Reported

We recently blogged about hazards associated with carbon monoxide. It is a very dangerous substance that can kill and injure.  This blog post concerns a recently recalled Prestige Solo & Prestige Excellence Condensing Gas Boiler products (distributed in the U.S. from November 2011 to July 2020) whose design can allow flue gas (containing dangerous levels carbon monoxide) to escape inside a …

Sexual Assault of Teenage Employees by Management at Fast Food Restaurants Occurs Far More Often You Might Think

By JohnSexual Assault

This is an article out of Michigan illustrating an ongoing problem: Adult male managers of fast food restaurants preying on minor or teenage girl employees and sexually assaulting them during or after work hours. This is just one example of this happening in the fast-food industry.  A Google search yields many more reports of similar occurrences.  These are truly dreadful …

Carbon Monoxide Deaths Are Far Too Common in Texas

By JohnPersonal Injury

This very recent article out of Hidalgo County, Texas concerns something that, tragically, occurs far too often in Texas and elsewhere: deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning because of use of gas or diesel fired engines inside structures We do not know the details of what happened beyond what is written in this article.  However, too many people fail to …

Wound Care in Texas Nursing Homes

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

A high number of residents in nursing homes in the United States and in Texas suffer from wounds on an almost daily basis. According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, nursing home residents today tend be older than those over a decade ago, and also tend to have more preexisting conditions that …

Blood Tests for Alzheimer’s Disease in Development

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

We read yesterday in the New York Times about an exciting development in the ability to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease via a mere blood test.  In the past the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, as opposed to dementia or other form of brain disorder causing cognitive impairment, has been very difficult, expensive, and oftentimes inaccurate.  This difficulty, inaccuracy, and cost have created …

Home Depot and Safavieh Recall Dressers Due to Tip-Over Hazard

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

We blogged about this subject matter last week: furniture tip overs.  This is an informative, recent article from Consumer Reports about a couple of dressers recalled back in February 2020 because they pose a dangerous tipping hazard. This is a very sobering quote from the article: “There are no reported incidents associated with either of the recalled dressers. But the …

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