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Common Causes of Limb Loss

Common Causes of Limb Loss

Posted on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 6:32 pm    

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… Read More


Former NFL players seeking workers’ compensation benefits for CTE

Posted on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 6:47 pm    

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… Read More


Carroll County Jail settles wrongful death lawsuit with family of victim

Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 9:49 pm    

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… Read More


Police authorities see no evidence of driver in California bus crash

Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 10:32 pm    

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,… Read More


Settlement money for Orlando nightclub shooting victims distributed this week

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 2:11 pm    

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… Read More


Arkansas jury awards crash victim $1.2M

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 5:32 pm    

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… Read More


Woman to face imprisonment, probation in deadly hit and run

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 7:40 pm    

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… Read More


Will it ever be too late to file a claim?

Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016 at 1:48 pm    

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… Read More


Dangers of Pressure Sores

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 2:54 pm    

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… Read More


Louisiana woman blames hoverboard for fire that destroyed her home

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at 1:23 pm    

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… Read More