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Alcohol—At Any Level May Impair Drivers

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While there is a ‘legal limit’ that dictates how much alcohol people are allowed to drink before getting behind the wheel, a recent University of California, San Diego study suggests that alcohol consumption at any level may impair drivers.

How was the study set up?…

David Phillips, a UC San Diego sociologist, and colleagues found that when it comes to those people who are to ‘blame’ for fatal car crashes, it is oftentimes the “minimally buzzed” drivers rather than

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Demolition Project Kills Chicago Construction Worker

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A work site accident in the north suburbs of Chicago killed Patrick O’Reilly… – a Palos Park native – on December 26 at the Vernon Hills’ Westfield Hawthorn Mall. O’Reilly was killed at a demolition site when a piece of falling concrete struck him as part of a wall collapsed. The accident occurred around 11 pm as the work crew knocked down an exterior wall of a former restaurant.
While construction workers were removing an outer layer of brick, they

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Not Enough Staff To Care For Nursing Home Patient Left To Suffer In Elements

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When Alfonso Jansen passed away on October 5, 2013…, he was living in the ManorCare skilled nursing care facility in Southern Florida. ManorCare provides skilled nursing and medical care, rehabilitation therapy, post-hospital care, and short- and long-term care. According to the recently released records, the staff at the facility left Mr. Jansen by himself for almost four hours in 88-degree weather.
According to the report, one of the factors in Mr. Jansen’s death was ‘thermal exposure’ while the autopsy

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Think Driving In Chicago Is Dangerous? Look At Motor Vehicle Accidents In Developing Countries.

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With more than 120 fatal traffic accidents every year, one might think that driving in Chicago can be hazardous to your health. The number of fatal accidents may appear high and the amount of Chicagoans that complain about dings and scratches on their vehicle are far more numerous. However, if we consider that Chicago has more than 2.5 million residents who all commute on many of the same roads during the same time of the day, that figure begins …
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Nursing Homes Must Provide Regular Catheter Maintenance To Keep Patients Healthy

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A catheter is a flexible plastic tube that nursing homes may insert into the patient’s bladder if the patient is unable to urinate by him- or herself. Perhaps a patient is immobile or has other mobility issues that would prevent them from using the bathroom. The catheter is inserted through the urethra and goes directly into the bladder. The urine then drains from the bladder into a bag.…

A catheter may also be necessary if the lower part of the

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Should Google be blamed for distracted drivers?

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Technology has never advanced as quickly as it does today. However, traditionally speaking, traffic laws always tend to be at least one step behind the developing technology. A little more than six years ago, we saw the first state law prohibiting texting while driving. At that time, texting was already imbedded into the mainstream culture.…

The latest technological advancement that is expected to cause some controversy is the Google Glass. This leads to many legal experts wondering just how federal

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Why Collecting Evidence After A Chicago Bicycle Accident Is Important

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While no one ever expects to get involved in a bicycle accident, the actions a cyclist takes or fails to take in the time following the incident can have a major impact on how the cases gets resolved.…

If you have been a victim of such a bike accident in Chicago, the most advisable step is to contact an experienced bike accident lawyer at the earliest opportunity. There have been numerous cases of cycle injuries that go unreported, the biggest

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Prevention of Excavation Injuries Requires Contractors To Plan Ahead

Underground construction is a hazardous business as it is, and lack of prior research about the locale can lead to many serious consequences – from grave injuries to even death of workers in some cases, as we have witnessed in the past. Excavation refers to a number of activities all of which have one thing common: the displacement of soil including drilling, directional or vertical, and trenching, which are the more frequently used techniques of excavation.
During the excavation process, …
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When The Unthinkable Happens: Child Bike Carrier Accidents

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Accidents of all kinds leave a lot of pain and suffering in their wake. However, if children are involved in an accident, not only is the suffering doubled, claiming responsibility and compensation becomes hard. Bikes with child carriers have become a very easy target for accidents. There are a number of reasons as to why this trend has surfaced over the years. Despite the high utility of these bike-accessories, there have been a number of observations scrutinizing the design of …
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Is It Breed Or Training That Causes Dog Attacks?

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Can Proper Training Reduce The Incidence Of Dog Attacks?

Statistics tell us that dog breeds such as pit bulls and rottweilers are responsible for the most serious and even fatal dog attacks. Pit bulls lead all dog breeds in fatal dog attacks in the U.S., even surpassing their rival, rottweilers, by almost double. However, condemning a few breeds due to lack of training or supervision by their owners will not stop dog attacks or fix the problem.

Nature Versus Nurture…

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