I’m feeling particularly cranky today. In my continuing tirade against the auto insurance industry’s apparent war against its insureds, I want to once again address the way in which, you, the consumer, with the good driving record, who has dutifully paid premiums on time, is getting the shaft by your insurer. God help us all if […]
The Asbury Park Press today reported that seven people were injured, one seriously, when a deck on a beach house collapsed on Long Beach Island. Summer is a time for renting a beach house with friends and family, fun bar-b-ques, building sand castles and creating memories. It’s tough to read about things like this. If you own a […]
When one thinks of transplant surgery, liver and kidney operations usually come to mind. But surgeons are increasingly utilizing harvested bones, tendons and cartilage to perform surgeries on injured parts of the musculoskeletal system. It is an important development in medical science, but read this article on National Public Radio’s Website about the important role […]
A federal jury recently awarded an Iowa man $10 million for emotional distress and pain and suffering after ruling that his employer’s insurance carrier acted in bad faith in denying his claim for benefits from a back injury. The plaintiff, Kris Zimmer, a computer technician for Norwest Financial, injured his back while bending over to […]
A new survey whose results were published in the March issue of Pediatrics found that millions of American teenagers are working in dangerous environments, performing unsafe tasks in violation of the law and without proper training or supervision. Among teens surveyed who worked in the service or retail industries, 52 percent of boys and 43 percent of girls […]
The New York State Senate and Assembly just passed legislation with the intent of significantly reforming the state’s workers’ compensation system. Read the more here.
Reuters reported on a recent study released in the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology which suggests that women using the contraceptive patch appear to be more than twice as likely to develop dangerous blood clots in their veins as those who use oral contraceptives. Conducted during April 2002 through December 2004, researchers studied 202,000 women who were taking […]
Motorists, when driving up to Maine for your annual lobsterfest with the family, be sure to buckle up. Maine recently adopted a new seat belt law, changing the current statute which stated that the police had to stop motorists for another violation before they could write tickets for not wearing a seat belt. The new […]
Maybe. But should that really be the right question when it comes to the safety of motorcycle riders? In New Jersey, state law mandates that all those who ride motorcycles must wear a DOT approved helmet. Each year in the Garden State, 2500 motorcycles are involved in accidents, resulting in at least 50 fatalities.