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Do Not Disturb Features Do Not Protect Mobile Drivers from Injury

Distracted driving has become a pervasive problem on the roads of Alabama. With smart phones becoming increasingly ubiquitous, technology manufacturers are taking steps to improve and expand Do Not Disturb functions that prevent a driver from using their phone while driving. Business Insider reports that the iOS 11 operating system for iPhone—due for release in...

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Aging Vehicles Pose Rising Risk of Mobile Car Accident

The cars we drive are getting older. But unlike fine wine or your favorite cast-iron pan, vehicles don't necessarily get better with age. In fact, a recent study by researchers from Australia and New Zealand opine that aging cars fail miserably by today's safety standards, particularly when colliding with newer, more well-designed vehicles that have the...

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Electric Shock Drowning Kills Two More in Alabama

Authorities have determined the cause of death for two Alabama women found dead in Lake Tuscaloosa one recent weekend: electrocution. This type of incident, sometimes referred to as "electric shock drowning," has become an increasing concern and raises challenging questions regarding who might be liable. AL.com reports the two friends had gone to the dock...

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Proposed Tort Reform Would Affect Injury Claims in Mobile, AL

Victims who count on the civil justice system to attain fair compensation for losses may soon face substantial limitations. A series of federal tort reform bills could undercut the ability of Mobile injury claimants to file a claim and receive adequate compensation for losses. According to the Washington Post and Center for Justice and Democracy, the proposed...

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FDA Warns Of Infection Risk Associated With Open-Heart Surgery Equipment

LivaNova PLC's Heater-Cooler System is at center of safety alert Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication warning patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgery of a potentially deadly infection risk. The target of the safety alert is the Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler System (3T), manufactured by LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group...

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Sharp Rise in Car Accidents Shows Why Smartphone Use is Not Safe

In 2014, 1.57 billion people worldwide owned smart phones. According to Statistia, that number has ballooned to 2.1 billion in 2016. Smart phone users in the United States increased from 171 million people in 2014 to 207.1 million people in 2016. This substantial increase means more people driving on the roads while using their phones.  Driving...

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