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Month: November 2013

Survey indicates more older drivers are distracted by smartphones

Posted in Distracted driving,Uncategorized on November 20, 2013

Distracted driving. When those two words cross most people’s minds, an image of a young person behind the wheel, looking down and texting a friend comes to mind. For most of us, distracted driving is often associated with younger drivers and, for good reason. However, a recent survey highlighted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week… read more

WV Supreme Court Abolishes the Open and Obvious Doctrine

Posted in Personal injury,Uncategorized on November 18, 2013

For years in West Virginia, Plaintiffs were precluded from bringing premises liability actions if the danger that caused the injury was deemed “open and obvious.” Under the open and obvious common law doctrine, if a plaintiff is injured by a hazard on another’s land that was “open and obvious” such that it was or could… read more

Fairmont Man Killed in Trucking wreck on Interstate 79

Posted in Trucking accident,Uncategorized on November 15, 2013

News outlets are reporting that a Fairmont man has died as a result of injuries he sustained from a car wreck. On Wednesday, Ryan Gross, a 2012 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School, was traveling on Interstate 79 when a semi-truck merged into his lane causing his car to hit the back of the tractor… read more

Alimony payments among biggest disagreement in divorcing couples

Posted in Uncategorized on November 12, 2013

A recent survey of the nation’s top divorce attorneys concludes that there is an increase in the number of divorce cases among couples over 50 years of age. Overall, 61% of divorce attorneys surveyed say they have seen an increase in divorces from couples in the baby boom generation. Additionally, alimony was cited as the… read more

Proposed OSHA Rule Would Require Public Mandatory Reporting of Injuries

Posted in Uncategorized,Workplace Injury on November 8, 2013

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a new proposed rule from the Labor Department that, for the first time, would require large companies to make their worker illness and injury records public. The new proposal, affecting companies with more than 250 employees, would drastically change current work-place safety reporting practices. According to the Wall… read more

SSRI Antidepressants and Birth Defects

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on November 7, 2013

Many antidepressants are classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI. There are multiple SSRI on the market including: · Zoloft · Celexa · Symbyax · Lexapro · Paxil · Prozac · Effexor According to some studies, SSRIs are linked to serious birth defects including persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn or PPHN. Facts about… read more