Understanding Drugs the Criminal Legal System a Bit More in Tennessee

By on Sep 27, 2018 in Criminal Defense | 0 comments

I’ve never gotten into trouble with the law. I got pulled over for a speeding ticket once, but I looked so distraught, the cop let me go with a warning. I didn’t go a mile over the speed limit for months after that. That story may make it odd that I’m posting about the criminal system in my home state of Tennessee, but the truth is, I think we are all pretty ignorant of the system, and we really ought to know more, particularly when it comes to drugs. Whether you consider yourself a risk for dealing with the system or not, almost everyone has an opinion about criminal justice these days, and those opinions often aren’t based on any serious understanding of the system itself. You may be a straight shooter like me who never touches even a glass of wine, or you may indulge in some vices from time to time. Regardless, we could all stand to be more aware of the law, so we can know what we...

Fire at motorcycle shop

By on Oct 16, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

The San Antonio Fire Department had a novel sort of motorcycle incident to respond to recently. Instead of rushing out to the highways for a collision or a “spill” (when a motorcyclist falls from his bike), the department headed to a strip mall. That was the location that more than 20 units responded to after they received a call about a fire in a motorcycle shop. The blaze was bad enough that it was graded a two-alarm fire, but that was mostly due to the weather. Thankfully, though the fire was bad, no one was injured, and the fire didn’t spread to any other shops. At 2:40 on Tuesday, October 10, the fire department arrived at a motorcycle shop in a strip mall. The shop, called Big Harry’s, was filled with smoke and flames. Big Harry, man or shop, has yet to speak to the public about the event. The last update on the store’s Facebook page is dated at September 1 and simply recounts...

Why Dog Bites are Premises Liability Cases

By on Aug 3, 2017 in Premises Liability | 0 comments

When you think about premises liability, you think about drowning accidents in swimming pools and resorts, escalator accidents in office buildings and malls, and fires and explosions in construction sites. Indeed, the property owners can be held liable for the accidents, injuries, and financial damages in these instances. According to the website of Russo, Russo & Slania P.C., dog biting accidents can also be under premises liability. When you think about it plainly, it doesn’t make sense, because why is a property owner liable for an animal attack. But when you study it deeply, you will realize that it does make sense. Property owners should make sure that the dogs in their premises are not causes of harm. In this aspect, dog biting accidents in the property owner’s premises is indeed a premises liability case. But like any personal injury case, the most important aspect of a...

Many Medical Devices Work as Expected and Successfully Treat Patients, Others have been Proven to be Defective and Result in Serious Health Issues

By on May 26, 2017 in Medical Malpractice | 0 comments

Technology has helped and enabled pharmaceutical companies to formulate drugs and design better medical devices that can replace, support or enhance, missing or damaged biological structures that will restore or improve a person’s condition. Not all medical devices work as effectively or as safely as these were intended to, however, as some are found to be causing more harm than relief after these are used or implanted. Many different kinds of medical devices that have already been introduced and used in patients; some of these, however, have been proven defective, causing only harmful effects. A few of these include the transvaginal mesh (including Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh kit and Alloderm mesh), the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implant System, Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck stems, Depuy hip implant, Zimmer NexGen knee replacements, and the automated external...

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy may be Your best Chance at a Brand New Financial Start

By on Mar 26, 2017 in Bankruptcy | 0 comments

According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rate in 2012 was 7.9; in 2013, 6.7; and, in 2014, 5.6. This was from a high of 9.9 during the Great Recession from 2008 to 2009. Unemployment may suggest a negative meaning (such as when people are laid off or quit their work while looking for a new job); however, it may also suggest something positive, which would be the case when a company makes technological improvements, replacing human workers with machines for consistently fast work output, or when a job is outsourced. For workers who have been displaced from their work, however, unemployment will mean only one: financial problems. The monthly pay of millions of wage earners in the U.S. is just enough salary to enable them to cover their basic needs between salary dates. Losing their source of income, even for just a month or two, can result to...

Workers’ Compensation: For the Benefit of Workers who Suffer Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

By on Mar 25, 2017 in Workers' Compensation | 0 comments

On the afternoon of March 15, 2008, a tower crane being used in the construction of a 43-story concrete-framed building in New York, New York, collapsed, resulting to the death of six workers and one civilian. When the accident occurred, the workers were said to be setting lateral tie beams; these were supposed to provide lateral support to the crane from the 18th floor. There have been so many other construction and industrial accidents in the past which have claimed hundreds of lives, injured thousands of others and destroyed properties worth millions of dollars. The continuous occurrence of workplace accidents, despite their being preventable, only show that occupational dangers continue to threaten the lives of workers, regardless of the type of work they were hired to perform. Data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) show that, in 2007, worker...

Distracted Driving, a Form of Driver Error

By on Mar 24, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Besides driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), there are other forms of dangerous road behavior which continue to compromise the safety of motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycle riders. As identified by the NHTSA, these are reckless driving, overspeeding or driving at a speed that is unsafe on a particular road condition, and distracted driving, which is now the second major cause of road crashes. Distracted driving takes different forms, so many of which are very ordinary acts, making drivers fail to realize that they are already being distracted. Besides cell phone use (use a hands-free or hand-held phone to text, call someone or answer someone’s call), which is currently identified as the most common form of driver distraction, distractions behind the wheel include: talking or arguing with a passenger; eating; reaching for an object, like...

Toxic Substances in the Workplace: Know Your Rights as an Employee

By on Mar 23, 2017 in Business | 0 comments

In certain types of work environments workers are regularly exposed to machineries, large and heavy equipment, sharp tools, and hazardous substances. Exposure to hazardous substances has caused in many workers the development of deadly, chronic diseases which has kept them out of work, required continuous medical treatment and altered the way they could conduct their future lives. In line with its mission to create a safe and healthy working environment, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an off-shoot of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970, passed the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in 1986. This mandate, also known as “Worker Right-to-Know Legislation,” and “Right-to-Know Law,” is primarily directed to employers, requiring them to inform their employees of the hazardous and deadly elements found, stored and used in the workplace and the...

The Development of Varicose and Spider Veins may have been out of Your Control, but Restoring the Appearance of Your Skin is definitely not

By on Mar 22, 2017 in Plastic Surgery | 0 comments

Comfortable clothing, like shorts and skirts, will makes you look gorgeous, summer or not; this is not so, however, for those with varicose veins and spider veins, a condition that affects about 30% to 60% of American adults, mostly women. Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged veins. These are most commonly seen on the legs. These (usually) twisted purple, blue, or skin-colored blood vessels bulge above the surface of the skin, making the skin look swollen and more aged. Spider veins, on the other hand, may appear on the legs or face and, though smaller than varicose veins, these are, likewise, easy to notice due to their reddish, purplish or bluish color. Factors that predispose the development of varicose and spider veins, include: jobs that require standing for long hours; history of blood clots; obesity; use of birth control pills; hormonal effects of menopause, pregnancy and...

DUI Accidents

By on Feb 26, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Alcohol and drugs have negative effects on the body, making their users more vulnerable to traffic accidents. The worst cases of these accidents involve innocent parties, such as passengers, other car drivers, pedestrians, and bystanders. Effects on Body Alcohol and drugs can impair their users, compromising their driving skills and other faculties. The following are the most common effects on the body: Drowsiness Limited comprehension skills Limited reaction time Poor body coordination Poor judgment on the road Tendency to be reckless Vision problems Injuries in Accidents Many DUI accidents involve high speed, because DUI drivers have the tendency to be reckless. For this reason, many DUI accidents result into bodily injury. The following are the most common injuries one can sustain: Head injury: Facial disfigurement and brain trauma are common among DUI accidents, as heads can hit...