Month: October 2017

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  • October
    31 2017

    New Method for Evaluating Health-Related Quality of Life for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patients

    While TBI treatments focus on addressing the physical, cognitive and emotional impacts of brain injuries, it can be remarkably challenging for treatments to restore TBI patients’ quality of life. This is due, in part, to the facts that: There is no single tool or instrument that can definitively assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for […]

  • October
    27 2017

    Lake Pontchartrain—Clovelly Oil Co.

    With the death of one worker confirmed following the October 15th oil rig explosion on Lake Pontchartrain, the rig’s owner, Clovelly oil Co., has drawn some attention regarding its safety record.  The incident landed seven other workers in the hospital, but it is not Clovelly’s first brush with safety concerns. What happened on October 15? […]

  • October
    26 2017

    Fort Bend 18-Wheeler Crash May Have Released Hazmat Gasses, Raises Key Points about Hazmat Trucking Regulations

    Shortly after 9 am this morning, an 18-wheeler truck crashed into a Japanese restaurant in Fort Bend. The truck driver, who suffered serious injuries in the crash, reportedly died in the hospital from his injuries. Three others who reportedly suffered minor injuries were transported to a local hospital for treatment. According to the Fort Bend […]

  • October
    24 2017

    What Is Arbitration?

    Arbitration is a private process of resolving disputes outside of a courtroom (i.e., an alternative dispute resolution process). Overseen by an independent third party, known as an arbitrator, arbitration can be pursued when both parties involved in a dispute agree to arbitrate it, rather than pursue litigation. The agreement to arbitrate a dispute can be […]

  • October
    18 2017

    Airbag Problems Lead Daimler AG to Recall More Than 1 Million Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

    The risk of unintended airbag deployment has led Daimler AG to issue a worldwide recall of more than 1 million Mercedes-Benz cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs), the automaker announced Monday Oct. 16th. The recall reportedly impacts certain A-, B-, C- and E-Class model vehicles, as well as some CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles (from […]