Month: February 2016

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  • February
    24 2016

    Former HS Football Player Files Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit

    A former Texas high school football player filed a traumatic brain injury lawsuit against the school district, citing up to 40 concussions he suffered while playing. Blake Ripple, a former offensive lineman for the Marble Falls High School football team, claims that his time playing football left him “incapacitated” to the point where he cannot […]

  • February
    22 2016

    CDC Report Shows Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics

    A recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed some startling statistics regarding the extent of traumatic brain injury (TBI) accidents. The report showed that nearly 30 percent of all injury deaths included traumatic brain injury as a determining factor. The report also examined the causes of TBI, as well as […]

  • February
    22 2016

    AZ Demolition Company Fined For Workplace Fatality Incident

    The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined a demolition company $21,000 for an incident that caused a workplace fatality. The same incident also caused another worker to suffer life-threatening injuries. Both workers were on a job site for Taylor’s Demolition and Recycling, Inc., a Tucson-based demolition and reclamation firm. The workplace fatality incident […]

  • February
    15 2016

    German Automakers Expand Takata Airbag Recalls

    The “Big Three” of German automakers announced that they would expand their Takata airbag recalls by a combined 2.5 million vehicles. Daimler AG, makers of the Mercedes-Benz line of luxury vehicles, and BMW each announced that they would recall 840,000 vehicles with the defective airbags. Volkswagen quickly followed by stating it would recall 850,000 vehicles. […]

  • February
    08 2016

    NM Debates Medical Marijuana Workers Compensation Bill

    A New Mexico workers compensation bill would remove the requirement that employers reimburse injured employees for expenses related to their medical marijuana prescriptions. Supporters of the bill stated that it would resolve any potential conflicts between the state’s medical marijuana laws and federal statutes banning the drug. Opponents of the workers compensation bill claim that […]