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Truckers Asleep at the Wheel

Why are truck-related deaths on the rise?

Over the last several years the number of truck-related accidents has grown dramatically across the Nation, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries every year. While there are Federal laws in place governing work hours, and rest periods, it has been reported that more and more crashes are occurring because of truckers who were asleep at the wheel. Meanwhile, lobbying groups representing the hauling industry have been pushing back against a wide range of safety regulations not only with respect to work hours and rest periods, but a variety of regulations regarding size and weight limits and safety standards. For many residents of New York, size and weight limits are set by state law, but tractor-trailers pose a serious threat to drivers and passengers on the state's highways.

More Takata Airbags To Be Recalled

Are airbags in automobiles a safety risk?

The crisis related to rupturing airbags continues for Japanese supplier Takata as U.S. regulators reportedly intend to recall at least another 35 million air-bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had previously deemed the airbags a safety risk after they were linked to numerous deaths and injuries. While the details of the next round of recalls are still in the works, some observers believe tens of millions of vehicles will be affected, and the projected number of faulty air-bag inflators being recalled could grow. Thus far, regulators in the U.S. have already recalled about 24 million vehicles involving more than 28 million inflators.

Child Hurt during Recess at School Because of Insufficient Supervision

What responsibility does the school have when its staffers are negligent?

Everyone knows that accidents happen, even when precautions are taken, but the parents of a 7-year-old boy injured during recess at PS 811 in Manhattan have filed a lawsuit claiming that the appropriate precautions were not taken at the time their little boy got hurt. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Supreme court by their lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, states that the child was injured because he and the other children playing during recess were not being supervised. Instead, the staffers supposedly in charge of the children were absorbed in their own game of basketball. The staff members did not, therefore, notice that the children's game was becoming overly rough and did nothing to intervene as the kids smashed into one another. As a result, the victim's two front teeth were knocked out and he was taken to have an emergency root canal procedure. Not only is he now missing his two permanent front teeth, but he was traumatized by the event, both physically and emotionally, and still faces extensive dental work to restore his mouth to normal. Clearly, this is not what is supposed to happen. When a child, particularly a child so young, is at school, his parents have the right to assume that he is being monitored, especially during the rough and tumble of recess. Children between the ages of 7 and 9, particularly boys, are the most likely to get injured in accidents and certainly should never be left unsupervised. The parents can sue for medical (dental) costs, pain and suffering.  Perhaps the potential success of their lawsuit will remind all school staff members to be more attentive to their young charges. After all, though this was a nasty accident, it could have been much worse.

Negligent Nursing Homes

Can a nursing home be held liable for abuse and neglect of its patients?

As the population continues to age, more individuals may be placed into nursing homes, whether for rehabilitation after surgery or for long-term care. While many elder facilities are dedicated to providing a high level of care to their patients and residents, some seniors are victims of abuse, neglect or some other form of mistreatment. Because many cases of abuse and neglect go unreported, it is unclear how extensive this problem is at the nation's elder care facilities. That being said, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 500,000 older adults over the age of 60 are victimized each year.

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