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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Teen Driver

New Study Shows That Teenagers Who Have Poor Working Memory Are Dangerous On the Road

By The West Law Office |

A new study has found that drivers who score worse on tests that test for short-term memory also tend to get into more auto accidents. As a result, the scientists behind the study are now calling for these types of tests to be distributed to those seeking a driver’s license. The study comes in… Read More »

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Restaurant Worker

The Importance of Employers Preventing Workplace Injuries in Restaurants

By The West Law Office |

Workplace injuries for those who work in restaurant kitchens can be severe and life-threatening. As a result, in order for restaurants to provide reasonably safe working environment , they should not only provide proper safety training, but also have the right equipment in place to prevent the many burns, cuts, slips, and trips that… Read More »

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Vaping

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Kills Woman in North Texas: Is This Just the Beginning?

By The West Law Office |

In October, health authorities in Texas confirmed that the state’s first vaping-related lung disease death occurred. The woman who died due to the vaping products was one of close to 100 cases of severe lung disease that have been reported this year and the Texas Department of State Health Services suspects that there are… Read More »

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Wrongful Death

Police Shoot Fort Worth Woman Legally in Her Own Home for No Reason—Can They Be Sued for Wrongful Death?

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The woman in Fort Worth who was recently shot by police for no apparent reason while inside her home after a neighbor called in a request for a welfare check has dominated national headlines. She was reportedly playing video games in her bedroom with her nephew at the time she was shot when, according… Read More »

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Accidental Injuries & Wrongful Deaths in Children: How We Can Understand & Prevent Them

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A number of children die from what many would call wrongful death every year due to accidents. For example, recently, a number of children have died due to being trapped inside front loading washing machines after running out of oxygen. As a result, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating these deaths and, in… Read More »

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Dog

When Dog Bites & Workplace Injuries Lead to Wrongful Death

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Below, we discuss what some of the latest research indicates about issues related to dog interactions and workplace injuries: Dog Licks – Not Just Bites – Can Sometimes Kill While many people are aware that dog bites can be dangerous, what many do not realize is that even more benign interactions – such as… Read More »

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Texas Teen in A Coma After Being Severely Injured by Water Park Pump

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A Texas teenager is in a coma for over a severe accident that occurred at Fun Town Water Park in Crystal Beach, Texas in mid-August. The teen is suffering from serious internal injuries after being sucked into a drain in one of the pools, which caused his esophagus to detach from his stomach. Reportedly,… Read More »

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Study Shows That, Contrary To Popular Belief, Everyone Is Engaging In Distracted Driving

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According to a recent survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance, while many blame “Millennials” for driving while texting and engaging in other distracted driving activities, in fact, a number of others are also engaging in these activities, including “Gen X” and “Baby Boomers.” In addition, according to the survey, Boomers are less likely to… Read More »

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New Study Indicates That Not Getting Enough Sleep Is Costing Us Our Lives at Work

By The West Law Office |

For many people, the reality of trying to balance demanding work schedules with family life leaves them with far too little sleep. This is only worsened by the culture in the United States that arguably connotes getting sleep with being lazy in some circumstances. However, according to a recent Safety+Health magazine article, many do… Read More »

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When Children Are Harmed in Texas Swimming Pools

By The West Law Office |

It is every parent’s worst nightmare: A tragedy like the one that occurred recently here in Texas, where a baby boy was found face-down, drowned in a pool. The child—only one year old—was reported missing in Texas City and unfortunately, EMTs and doctors could not save him once found. The issue brings to light… Read More »

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