What Is the Right to Repair?

Right to Repair

Last year, there was major headway made on the topic of the right to repair. Federal regulators began to discuss what could be done against unlawful restrictions placed by product manufacturers and their inability to allow consumers to repair their own products. Apple was the first company to begin to allow access to parts and…

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Lack of Communication Ends in Unnecessary Amputation

Unnecessary Amputation Lawyer

Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee is under fire for allegedly failing to properly inform a deaf patient of his treatment options, which lead to him requiring a partial leg amputation. The incident in question happened in 2017 when the patient went to the hospital after he had fallen and was feeling pain and numbness in…

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Risky Driving Leads to Deadly Accidents

Dangerous Driving Accidents Maryland

2021 brought with it a number of issues many of us have never seen before. One of those issues was the increase in traffic fatalities, thought to be caused by riskier driving habits. This increase in deaths was seen across the United States and it does not seem like these numbers are decreasing. Transportation Secretary…

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Seniors and Smart Home Technology: Does It Work?

Seniors and Smart Home Technology

When you think of smart home technology, you do not often consider that your senior loved one or their caregiver would benefit from these products. The Washington Post, however, reports there are approximately 48 million Americans in caregiver roles and nearly half are using technology in new ways. As the Post discusses, implementing technology into…

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The Risks of Working in Housekeeping and Cleaning

Housekeeping and Cleaning Injuries

Employment in the housekeeping profession is physically demanding and potentially risky to one’s health. Housekeepers and cleaning staff encounter a variety of chemicals and physical hazards on the job and many of these workers don’t have access to workers’ compensation benefits. Whether cleaning as a side gig or with a professional company, workers need the…

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Tesla Recalls Vehicle Equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta

Tesla Self Driving Defects

Tesla is under fire yet again for their “innovative technology” which actually turned out to be dangerous. The company sent out a recall for 53,822 of its vehicles due to issues with the vehicle performing rolling stops at intersections when it should be coming to a complete stop. While there have not been any crashes…

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Paralyzed Passenger Sues Uber for $63 Million

Uber Passenger Lawsuit

For many, hailing an Uber is convenient and gets you to and from your destination quickly. However, for Will Good, his Uber ride changed his life forever. His driver, who had a spotty record to begin with, swerved his vehicle during their trip and slammed into a parked car. This caused Good to be thrown…

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Mercedes Soft-Close Doors Can Cause Traumatic Amputations

Mercedes Soft-Close Door Injury

Each year, car manufacturers are trying to innovate more and more with new technology. Mercedes-Benz is no different, especially with their soft-closing doors. However, these self-closing doors have turned out to be dangerous. As it turns out, the soft-close feature also causes harm to those who are trying to close the door. In October of…

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OSHA, Workers’ Compensation, and Public Records

OSHA, Workers’ Compensation, and Public Records

A little-known fact about the inspections and investigations of workplaces throughout the country is that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps a public record of its findings. An OSHA investigation is typically triggered when an employer is suspected of being in violation of safety standards. Another reason an investigation may be triggered is…

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Phantom Braking in Teslas Is Causing Car Accidents

Phantom Braking in Teslas

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received a plethora of complaints related to Tesla vehicles suddenly braking to avoid hazards that do not exist. The biggest concern is that this reaction can actually cause rear-end collisions and other crashes. The NHTSA is actively discussing consumer complaints with Tesla but there has not been…

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