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Common Causes of Limb Loss

With 50,000 new amputations taking place in the U.S. every year, limb loss is an unfortunately common occurrence according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Limb loss can occur for a variety of reasons, but if the limb is amputated properly, amputees can go on to live happy, fulfilling, and independent lives. Although limb […]

Former NFL players seeking workers’ compensation benefits for CTE

Tony Gaiter, along with 141 fellow former National Football League players, are seeking workers’ compensation benefits for brain injuries – specifically Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy – they sustained while playing football. They filed a federal lawsuit last Monday, November 21 in Fort Lauderdale against the league. Gaiter, now 42, who was a punt returner and wide […]

Carroll County Jail settles wrongful death lawsuit with family of victim

The family of 47-year-old Sylvia Donelson, who died in Carroll County Jail in Arkansas in November of 2014, settled their wrongful death lawsuit against the county for an undisclosed sum. According to Donelson’s autopsy report, her cause of death was atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with bipolar disorder listed as contributing factor. The lawsuit states that the […]

Police authorities see no evidence of driver in California bus crash

A collision between a semi-truck and a tour bus from USA Holiday that occurred along Interstate 10, located west of the Indian Canyon Drive off-ramp in Desert Hot Springs near Palm Springs, California last Sunday, October 23 resulted in the death of 13 individuals and the injuring of 31 other people. According to preliminary investigations, […]

Settlement money for Orlando nightclub shooting victims distributed this week

At least half the family members of patrons killed in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando are fighting over claims from the OneOrlando Fund. The monetary settlements are being distributed during the last week of September for victims of the worst mass shooting in the country’s recent history: the nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida on June […]

Arkansas jury awards crash victim $1.2M

After an eight-day trial following a multi-year legal battle, an Arkansas jury ordered South Korea-based Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. to provide $1.2 million to the 76-year-old dump truck driver Elmer Philpot. Philpot suffered leg fractures that required hip replacement due to a tire tread defect. According to court documents, Philpot was driving a truck that carried a […]

Woman to face imprisonment, probation in deadly hit and run

Springdale, Arkansas resident Griselda Yanira Arrue, 37, was sentenced to 120 days of imprisonment and 72 months of probation last Tuesday, April 19 by the Washington County Circuit Judge Joanna Taylor. Arrue pleaded guilty to charges of leaving the scene of an accident in relation to a hit-and-run that occurred on Sept. 27, 2015 near Y […]

Will it ever be too late to file a claim?

Under the statute of limitation for injuries in our state, you will have exactly two years from the moment you find out that you have been hurt to file a claim against the responsible party.  While most injuries will be obvious enough, there are some injuries—occupational illnesses, for instance—that will not be immediately apparent.  That […]

Dangers of Pressure Sores

Any individual who remains in the same position for prolonged periods of time is at risk for developing pressure sores or bed sores.  Pressure sores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue that are caused by extended periods of pressure, most commonly found in places such as the ankles, back, hips, and tailbone.  For […]

Louisiana woman blames hoverboard for fire that destroyed her home

A Louisiana woman recently claimed that her son’s hoverboard was responsible for a massive fire that destroyed the family’s home. According to reports, Jessica Horne’s son received a hoverboard a few days before Thanksgiving. After using the device only once, he plugged it in so that its lithium batteries could recharge. However, while the recharging […]