Blog Posts in April, 2011

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  • Better Use of Technology Could Prevent Many Bus Accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 27, 2011

    Around 750 million passengers ride on America's motor coaches and tour buses each year. They include sports teams traveling to games, senior groups off on a gambling junket and church groups headed on retreat. Yet, despite this traffic, motor coaches in the United States have fewer safety regulations and safety modifications than the typical mini-van - and this lack of regulation is costing lives. ...
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  • Patient describes horror of defective hip device to Senate panel

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 20, 2011

    Congressional subcommittees in both the House and Senate held hearings last week on the safety of the FDA approval process for medical devices in light of the global recall of defective hip replacements manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. As we reported on January 26 , numerous product liability lawsuits have been filed against DePuy alleging that metal parts in DePuy's ASR hip implants broke ...
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  • Grain Elevator Accidents Get Safety Agency's Attention

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 14, 2011

    Grain elevator accidents can pin agricultural workers beneath a torrent of grain that acts like quicksand. Last year, 26 men and boys died in these accidents, the most on record. A key federal agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has started a program to respond. The goal is to prevent personal injuries and fatalities in grain elevators. The program will organize safety ...
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